BBK DAV College for Women celebrated 13th National Voters Day in collaboration with District Election Office, Amritsar, to encourage young voters to take part in the electoral process. Sh. Harpreet Singh (IAS), SDM, Amritsar- 2, was the chief guest for the event. Various competitions like Poster Making and Elocution were also organized to raise awareness among the youth about importance of voting in elections.
While addressing the gathering, Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia said that BBK DAV understands its duty towards the nation and as a mark of patriotism, the college proudly collaborates with district administration to celebrate this day every year. She said that voting is a citizen’s right as well as responsibility. Sh. Harpreet Singh (IAS), honored Principal Dr. Walia for enrolling more than 140 new voters by organizing Voters Registration Camp in the college campus. Along with the Principal, various officers from district administration were also honored for their active involvement in recent Punjab elections held in February 2022.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Harpreet Singh (IAS) said that for political systems to be effective, all parts of society must be included. To make a difference in the long run, it is essential that young people actively participate in formal political processes and have a say in democracy. He felicitated the college for hosting and organizing this event
A documentary was also screened on the project ‘Sanman’, which was initiated by honorable Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar during recent elections in Punjab.
Artists from Azad Bhagat Singh Virasat Manch presented an impressive play depicting the role of voting in electing the right candidates to power. Shubhneet Kaur from B.A. Sem V gave a speech on the topic ‘My Vote My Power’. Towards the end of the event, a pledge was taken by all present, to cast their vote honestly and fairly.
Sh. Sudarshan Kapoor, Chairman, Local Managing Committee, Sh. Mankawal Chahal (IAS), SDM, Amritsar -1, Sh. Rajesh Kumar, District Education Officer (Elementary), Sh. Sherjang Singh, DPRO, Sh. Arshdeep Singh Lobana, RTI, Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Election Kanungo, along with other members of district administration as well as college faculty were also present on the occasion.