MOE to organise “Mera pehla vote desh ke liye” in HEIs to ensure participation of youth in elections

The voter awareness activities on the higher education institutions campuses will be held from February 28 to March 6.

Dharmendra Pradhan said all HEIs will conduct voter awareness activities. (Image: PTI)Dharmendra Pradhan said all HEIs will conduct voter awareness activities. (Image: PTI)

Alivia Mukherjee | February 27, 2024 | 06:54 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education will hold "Mera Pehla Vote Desh Ke Liye" from February 28 to March 6, 2024, with the goal of ensuring universal participation by youth in elections. Dharmendra Pradhan, union minister for education, skill development, and entrepreneurship, encouraged the nation's young to make their opinions heard. He informed that he had directed all higher education institutions in the country to conduct voter awareness activities on their campuses.

He emphasised prime minister Narendra Modi's clear call to our youth and first-time voters to use their franchise in huge numbers. The voter awareness activities on the higher education institutions campuses will be held from February 28 to March 6 in order to galvanize Yuva Shakti and emphasise the importance of voting, making informed choices, and participating in electoral processes for a more representative democracy.

The initiative's major goal is to engage and inspire young voters to vote, as well as to communicate the necessity of voting for the greater welfare of the nation.

Online competitions on MyGov platform

Designated locations will be designated in universities, colleges, and HEIs where voter awareness initiatives will be carried out by the various institutions. The campaign will include both on-ground physical events and online competitions on the MyGov platform. Various activities including competitions on blog writing, podcasts, debate, essay writing, quizzes, extempore, Battle of Bands, etc. will be conducted to show their creativity in content creation.

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Workshops

The institutions will additionally offer interactive workshops and seminars on the importance of voting, understanding the election process, and other topics. Furthermore, the campaign will urge youngsters to sign the voter pledge on the official website ecisveep.nic.in/pledge/. They will be encouraged to download the Voter Helpline App.

The NSS and its volunteers will be conducting the programme in educational institutions, with activities logged on the 'My Gov' site to facilitate additional dissemination. Educational institution clubs will also take part in the campaign.

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