Chandigarh, March 19:
“A Total of 9 lakh youth from Punjab above the 18 years of age have still not got themselves registered as voters which account for less vote percentage during various elections held in the state.” This was disclosed by the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, DR. S. Karuna Raju here today while addressing the representatives of various universities.
In his address, Dr. Karuna Raju said that the educational institutions must encourage the eligible youth above 18 years of age to get enrolled as voters. He also said that the educational institutions should play an important role in this regard. He further said that the voter identity card is the recognized document related to establishing identity. He also said that the universities and the colleges must appoint representatives in each class for this objective and should also appoint nodal officers who would act as campus ambassadors to make the youth aware about the significance of getting themselves registered as voters and explain to them their responsibility. A good citizen of the society, the youth should also be guided about casting their votes without any fear or favor.
On the occasion, Colonel(Retd) GS Chadha ,from Punjab University Chandigarh, DS Sahota from Punjabi University Patiala, Dr. DP Gupta from Chitkara University Banur, MS. BS Dhanju and Jagmeet Singh Sarna from Rayat and Bahra University Kharar and Mr. Balbir Singh Dhol from Chandigarh University Gharuan assured Dr. Karuna Raju of their maximum co-operation in this regard.