AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE TO STATES FOR VOTER EDUCATION AND ELECTORAL PARTICIPATION
Pushpendra Rajput, CEO Himachal Pradesh
Targeted intervention for youth participation; Youth Voter Festival organized and campus ambassadors strengthened in schools/ colleges to tackle urban apathy; collaboration with Department of Labor to reach out to youth working in industrial area
Focused intervention for women participation; Established "MahilaPreraks" for informing, motivating and facilitating the women exclusively, Inclusion of Substantial number of women in BAGs; Production and display of women specific audio-visual documentary to spread electoral awareness
Facilitation for inclusion; Special Modules developed for PWDs; Special outreach program for targeting nomadic groups living in Chamba, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Sipti Districts; Special campaigns for senior citizens in old age home and retirees' club
Resulted in free and fair elections with record voter turnout in the State Assembly Election 2017.