CEO flags off mega bicycle SVEEP rally at Budgam

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Highlights importance of voting at Degree College, Budgam

BUDGAM: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Pandurang K Pole today flagged off a mega bicycle rally under SVEEP at Sports Stadium Budgam. District Election Officer (DEO), Budgam, Akshay Labroo and SSP Budgam, Nikhil Borkar were also present on the occasion.

The rally participated by hundreds of school going children raised awareness on right to exercise franchise. The participants carried ply cards pasted on their backs, and loud speakers mounted vehicles generated awareness on importance of voting.

The rally passed through main road Budgam and culminated a Mirgund Chowk. Later, CEO also chaired a SVEEP programme at Sheikh-Ul-Alam Degree College Budgam. Speaking on the occasion, Pandurang K Pole highlighted the importance of voting and said that every vote matters and it is a finger on the EVM which decides the future.

The CEO urged young voters to ensure their participation in elections for strengthening of democracy and exercise their right to franchise during the ensuing elections. Pandurang K Pole called for encouragement of other eligible voters and ensure every voter casts his/ her vote during elections.

Earlier, CEO also launched a plantation drive under SVEEP at the college. DEO Budgam, while speaking on the occasion, said that youth participation in election is important for democratic strengthening.

Various students and renowned artists performed during the SVEEP programme for awareness generation on importance of voting. SSP Budgam, Nikhil Borkar. CEO, Principal SAM GDC were also present on the occasion.

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