Nagaland: ‘Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure’

People at the voters’ pledge at DC’s conference hall, Phek on January 25. (DIPR Photo)

People at the voters’ pledge at DC’s conference hall, Phek on January 25. (DIPR Photo)

Dimapur, January 25 (MExN): The 13th National Voters’ Day on the theme ‘Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure’ was observed in Nagaland under the initiatives of the district administrations and other nodal departments. 

Tseminyu: DD & DEO, Tseminyu, Dr Zasekuolie Chusi, IAS along with Council of Rengma Baptist Church, Zunpha, Tseminyu observed the day on at CRBC, Zunpha ground.

The winners of the essay competition, Sicy Seb of Christian School Tseminyu (winner), Sotilo Tep of Government HSS, Tseminyu and Kilongla Yimchunger, Baptist HSS Tseminyu second and third respectively were felicitated. 

Best BLO was awarded to David Tep of polling station 15th Tseminyu Old Town and Kedalo Seb of polling stations 11 Gukhanyu while campus ambassador was awarded to Runohile Keppen. Youngest voter, Sokenye Tep and Gwachule Kemp, oldest voter, Ativu Jemu and PWD category, Haile Kath were also felicitated during the function.

Wokha: Wokha District Administration & District Election Office, Wokha organised the day at DC conference hall. DC & DEO, Wokha Ajit Kumar Ranjan, IAS; District Icon, Lothunglo Ezung, and ADC, Wokha K Furhesie Nyuwi spoke during the programme.

M Hachanbemo Ngullie and KY John Ezung were awarded the Best Booth Level Officer for 37 and 38 Assembly Constituencies. Wonchibemo T Odyuo & Chonchilo T Murry both from GHSS were adjudged the winners of the comics strip competition while Rendeno of LMS was awarded the runner-up of the comics strip competition which was conducted last year under SVEEP exercise.

Phek: DC & DEO Phek, Kumar Ramnikant, IAS graced the celebration of the day at DC’s conference hall, Phek and administered the voters’ pledge. ADC & ERO Phek, T Moa Lemtor also spoke during the programme.

A speech was delivered by Veshenielu Tetseo on behalf of the newly enrolled voters while new electors, Amos Aier and friends presented a special song.

Booth Level Officer, Veduzo, Primary Teacher, GPS Mutsale Village, under 19th Phek A/C was awarded the Certificate of Commendation in recognition of his distinguish service rendered as BLO towards the successful conduct of special summary revision of electoral.

Noklak: National Voters’ Day was observed at DC’s conference hall. DC & DEO Noklak, K Mhathung Tsanglao addressed the occasion and also gave away the Best BLO award. 

The awardees were Shangmo, Primary teacher GMS Nokhu and P Shou, primary teacher GPS Kingniu from 56th and 57th A/C. The DC felicitated the first time voters and also gave away the prize of ‘Selfie with District Icons’ competition under SVEEP Campaign to Yenkham (with District Icon Senior Citizens) and Niuwon P (with District Icon PwD). 

District PwD Icon & President NDDAPA, Heno and District Senior Citizens Icon & President Pensioners Union, Noklak Thangsoi also spoke during the occasion.

Meanwhile, as part of the SVEEP campaign, District Administration, Noklak in collaboration with Dreamer’s Production organized a street play on ‘Ethical Voting’ at Police Point, Noklak Town on January 25. 

Longleng: In Longleng, the voters’ day was held at the DPDB conference hall. Speeches were delivered by Trongdiba Tongpi, SDO Civil & Nodal Officer, SVEEP, Longleng, and Dr Mahabir Jha, Assistant Prof, Yingli College. Trongdiba also administered the voter's pledge to the gathering. 

Earlier, the best BLO award was presented by AEO, Longleng Lungkupe to Shumei Antony 50 A/C Longleng. Young registered voters along with officials were present during the observation of the day. 

Mokokchung: A programme was held at DC's Conference Hall, Mokokchung with DC & DEO Mokokchung, Shashank Pratap Singh IAS as the special guest.

Welcome address was delivered by ADC & ERO Mokokchung, Chumlamo Humtsoe. A special song by Supongsangla Jamir, PwD ICON Mkg, and speech was delivered by Imkongnungchet Kichu, President, Mokokchung Disable Forum. On the occasion, the Best BLO Award was presented to the Awardees, and felicitation of newly enrolled voters and the administration of voters pledged by ADC & ERO Mokokchung.

Tuensang: District administration and Election Office Tuensang conducted the voters day at DC’s Conference Hall. DC & DEO Tuensang, Nokchasashi spoke during the occasion and also felicitated C Akhangnongba SA PWD 51/21 Y Angpi ‘B’, Chomongliba PT GPS 52/23 Phir Ahir, Yensenlepba Chang GT 53/19m NAP sector S/W and A Chumikham Chang PT 54/9Tuensang Village as best performing BLOs under Tuensang district. Thungchanbemo Tungoe ADC & ERO Tuensang conducted the NVD pledge.

Chümoukedima: District Election Office, Chümoukedima celebrated voters day at DC's Conference Hall Chümoukedima. DEO & DC Chümoukedima, Abhinav Shivam, IAS spoke during the occasion. 

A Certificate of commendation and cash was awarded to Hongking Chang (4 Ghaspani-l) and M Yourkrotuo Michia (5 Ghaspani-ll) by DC & DEO, Chümoukedima, Abhinav Shivam, IAS. They were awarded in recognition of the distinguished service rendered as Booth Level Officers (BLO) towards the successful conduct of the Special Summary Revision of Electoral Roll 2022, One BLO each from Assembly Constituency was identified from 4 Ghaspani-I and 5- Ghaspani -II. 

Screening of the 'Main Bharat Hoon' song and the launch of the SVEEP video of General Election 2023 were other highlights. 

NEISSR: North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR), Chümoukedima observed National Voter’s Day. NEISSR Desk in a press release stated that the programme was organised by Community Development Specialization in collaboration with Student Council for Social Change. 

Nyemyei Phom spoke on the importance on the day. A debate on the topic, ‘Voting should be mandatory for all citizen’ was conducted where the against the motion group emerged winner. 

Rev Dr CP Anto, Principal NEISSR delivered a speech and Fr Khing Vice Principal, led the pledge.