A training programme cum demonstration on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) for media persons was held on March 24 at Conference Hall, Baroo.
The training programme was a part of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities in view of General Election, 2019.
Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, DC, Kargil focused on the role of media as one of the main stakeholders in the electoral process. He mentioned that the training and demonstration programme was specially organised to make them aware of the practical voting mechanism through EVMs and VVPATs.
A short film on Voter Education about EVM and VVPAT functioning in vernacular language and a promo on SVEEP activities was also launched.
Baseer ul Haq Choudhary urged the media persons to popularize the short film and promo through radio, cable TV as well as the social media platforms so that maximum number of people is informed about the practical voting mechanism through EVMs and VVPATs.
He further requested to sensitize people about EVM and VVPAT voting mechanism and spreading awareness among the public about the importance of voting to strengthen the tradition of democracy.
District Nodal Officer SVEEP and members of the media fraternity were asked to make special interviews and talk shows on the importance of voting as well as the practical demonstration of EVMs and VVPATs over Radio and cable TV.
The SVEEP activities are carried out in full swing across the district. Training and demonstration on EVMs and VVPATs are imparted to the general public in all blocks including the far off areas like Drass, Tai Suru and Zanskar.