Governor Urmila Singh urged the people, media and NGOs to cooperate with the Election Commission and Government to spread awareness among voters for exercising their right to franchise. She was addressing the State level function organised on the occasion of National Voter’s Day here today.

Governor said that voters should exercise their voting right in order to strengthen the democracy. She said that voters have played a significant role in strengthening the democratic system in our country and added that political parties, Government and Election Commission should make efforts to strengthen the electoral process.

Urmila Singh congratulated the newly registered voters and appealed to them to exercise their rights. She said that elections were conducted in a transparent, fair and impartial manner in our country and Election Commission of India had established its credibility among the voters.

Governor administered oath to all the citizens present on the occasion and distributed photo identity cards to newly registered voters. Narinder Chauhan, Chief Electoral Officer welcomed the Governor. He detailed out the activities of the department. P.L. Negi, Additional Chief Electoral Officer read out the message of Chief Election Commissioner Election Commission of India. Onkar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Shimla proposed vote of thanks.

A colourful cultural programme was presented by Art, Language and Culture Department and Gyan-Vigyan Samiti. Suresh Bhardwaj, Local MLA, Roopa Sharma, Vice-President State BJP, Dr. M.P. Sood, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Rakesh Kanwar, Director, Art, Language and Culture Department and prominent citizens of the town were present on the occasion.