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    jalandhar-human-chain1.jpg50,000 youngsters come together to form the longest human chain in Jalandhar

    Ahead of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Elections 2017, the election officials of Jalandhar district were engaged with full fervor in the preparations. A matter of prime importance for them was to increase the awareness within the masses, and electors in particular, regarding ethical and informed voting.

    Reinforcing the idea of unity and strength to fight against voting inspired from fear or favour, was a highly particpative yet cost-effective idea of the officials – creating a human chain.

    The human chain covered a strech of 45 kilometers on Jalandhar-Ludhiana GT Road (NH-1). Recording a staggering participation of more than 50,000 youngsters from various schools, colleges and NGOs, the idea revealed itself to be a huge success and garnered massive attention from the print and electronic media along with conversations on online social platforms. The event was duly recognized and entered in the India Book of Records.

    jalandhar-human-chain3.jpgThe District Election Officer, Jalandhar actively involved himself in the initiative by administering the voters’ pledge to the 31,973 youngsters registered as new voters in the age group of 18-19 years that joined the human chain. The footfall of the event crossed 55,000 and was effectively managed with cooperation by the security personnel from Jalandhar City & the rural Police.

    As a result of various SVEEP activities convened in the district the voter turnout recorded in the elections rose to 77.40% against the 67.26% recorded in the Lok Sabha Elections, 2014.

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SVEEPSystematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) is a programme of multi interventions through different modes and media designed to educate citizens, electors and voters about the electoral process in order to increase their awareness and participation in the electoral processes. SVEEP is designed according to the socio-economic, cultural and demographic profile of the state as well as the history of electoral participation in previous rounds of elections and learning thereof.   

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ECIThe Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok SabhaRajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act


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