- Former Premier of British Columbia (Canada) Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh was the Chief Guest of the SVEEP Program on Youth Participation in Elections at LPU
- SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) programme is to increase Punjab voters’ awareness and participation in the electoral processes
- SVEEP Web Portal is developed by LPU students and faculty members
Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab (CEO Pb), Shri VK Singh IAS launched the SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) Portal ‘sveeppunjab.in’ at Lovely Professional University today. CEO (Pb) informed: “SVEEP Portal is a web based application meant to connect all stakeholders of the Election Commission including CEO, District Electoral Officers (DEOs), Nodal Officers for fair conduction of elections in the state. Each stakeholder is assigned one login to access the portal. The aim of the launch is also to inform and educate people about the importance of voting and to promote youth participation.” The Web portal is developed by LPU students and faculty members, who kept in mind young people who will more often access this portal on mobile phones.
Appreciating first generation of Indian immigrants occupying top positions in the political regions of foreign country like Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh and enterprising potentiality of Indian family members of Lovely Group, CEO (Pb), Shri Singh urged all to vote as each and every vote counts. He also informed that SVEEP programme is to educate individuals, particularly youth, about the importance of voting. It is also to see increase and ethical participation in elections through voter registration and turnout.
Former Premier of British Columbia (Canada) Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh was the Chief Guest of the SVEEP Program on Youth Participation in Elections organized at LPU. To commemorate the occasion, a postal stamp of SVEEP (Punjab) was also released. The historic launches were shared by Consul General of Canada Mr Christopher Gibbins, Additional CEO (Pb) Sh Sibbin C, Deputy Commissioners (Jalandhar and Kapurthala) Sh Kamal Kishor Yadav IAS & Gurlovleen Singh Sidhu IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Jalandhar) Sh Girish Dayalan and Lovely Group Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal. More than 3000 SVEEP Nodal Officers, Campus Ambassadors of Districts of Jalandhar and Kapurthala, Principals, teachers, Spinal Cord injury affected persons, students from LPU and other educational institutions participated in the event. The massive programme conveyed its message effectively to young minds through both educative and entertaining ways. One of the Election Ambassadors, RJ Pak Pak Deepak informed all about importance of voting in an entertaining manner.
Addressing all attendees, Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh informed all about the real role of politics, politicians, voters and appreciated India for freeness of thoughts and expressions it has. He said: “Politics is a noble calling through which by making right decisions we can make our areas great with good projects and better society. So, it is very important for voters to participate in large number to see a government of your choice and dreams. Voting with integrity and sincerity is as sacred as one’s religion. A voter should always feel that if he/she does not vote then a crime is done. For this I encourage you all to go for registration of your being a voter, cast it responsibly and ethically, and make your country greater than before.”