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Chief Election officer uses traditional “Dul Doka” to sensitize voters

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Tura, April 16: Chief Election Officer of Meghalaya used “Dul Doka” to sensitize voters as part of Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) campaign.

“Dul Doka” was held at Dekachang Market in Resubelpara, North Garo Hills on Tuesday in tandem with District Administration, North Garo Hills and A.chik Theatre Tura.

Dul Doka was practiced in the ancient times beating the ‘Dul’ or the drum in order to gather attention of the public to disseminate certain important announcement, the same was enacted where artists called out the voters to cast their vote in the upcoming Lok sabha on April 19.

North Garo Hills’ Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leena Daring addressed the gathering and lauded the CEO, for organizing the campaign with a blend of traditional methods for informing the public on the importance of elections. In her speech she informed about the election related activities undertaken in the district such as the home voting facilities.

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She also apprised the gathering that any first male and female voters who turn out on the voting day would be felicitated with tree saplings that would be planted in the respective polling stations. She added that it was an initiative to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Assistant Commissioner, Liam Tesat Momin, in his speech highlighted the gathering on ethical voting and called upon all voters to exercise their right to vote with responsibility.

District SVEEP Icon A’we Pedallers representative Changrik Sangma were among others who emphasized on the importance of voting.

As part of the programme, footballs were distributed to various football clubs of the district and to the general public also.

Also Read: Unidentified person succumbs to injuries in South West Garo Hills

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