Candle march on election awareness held at Payal

Our Correspondent

Payal, March 20

Continuing their movement to spread awareness about the significance of voting in maintaining sanctity of democracy under the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme, office-bearers and activists of various constitutional, social and educational institutes organised a candle march in the town and surrounding localities on Wednesday.

Payal SDM Swati Tiwana and DSP Surjit Singh led the activists who were all out to educate masses to reschedule their programmes to ensure that they cast their vote on the polling day of the Lok Sabha Election on May 19.

Propagating a public message by the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Pradeep Agrawal, Payal SDM Swati Tiwana appealed to the residents of the subdivision to contribute towards making Indian democracy more egalitarian, comprehensive and meaningful by voting fearlessly and without any bias.

Appreciating the gesture shown by residents, including office-bearers and activists of various organisations, towards spreading awareness about the need for implementation of model code of conduct during the elections, SDM Swati Tiwana said, “We have organised the rally to make the people aware and appeal to them that they should use their fundamental right of voting without any allurement, fear or coercion so that the Model Code of Conduct can be implemented in true sense during the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.”

The rally, led by heads of various institutes, passed through various streets and markets of the town and was addressed at the subdivision office and bus stand. The participants carried banners and raised slogans on the subject.

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