In a bid to create voter awareness for the upcoming elections no stone is being left unturned this election season. One such step taken in this direction was in the form of a rally held on Tuesday by the differently-abled people in the State capital.
A voter awareness tricycle rally was organised under SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation) from Zila School to Firayalal Chowk in Ranchi as per the directions of the District Elections Officer cum Deputy Commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray. PWD district icon Mukesh Kanchan along with more than 100 PWD participants was a part of the campaign.The rally was flagged off by Saumitra Shukla IFS, Senior Official SVEEP Ranchi, DPRO cum Nodal Officer SVEEP Ranchi Prabhat Shankar, District Social Welfare Officer and other officers were also present on the occasion.
“The rally organised under SVEEP was to create voter awareness across all sections of the society for inclusive voting. It was also aimed to make the specially abled aware of the facilities made for them at the polling booths. It is also a symbol of empowerment for the differently abled to come out and participate in the elections,” said Shukla.
On reaching Firayalal Chowk the participants distributed pamphlets and posters to the passersby urging them to cast their vote. “I appeal to all those who are specially-abled to use their right and participate in voting. Voting is not only our right but also our responsibility towards the country,” said the district icon. The district administration has taken various for the convenience of the differently abled voters. The voters can register online at the PWD App and a vehicle will be provided to take them to their polling booth.
The voters will also be given priority at the voting stations and will have not to stand in the queues for their turn.
Wheel chair facility is also being provided at the booths. Special assistance will be ensured to the voters with visual impairment while the EVM machines will also have brail stickers.
For every 10 voters there will be one ramp at the polling stations. The voting booths will also have suitable furniture for the voters and railing for the convenience of the voters.