Panaji: Oct 06, 2018 …. Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Shri Narayan Navti, launched ” Donate Your Time” a Special programme (pioneer campaign) under SVEEP organized by Booth Level Officer (BLO), Assembly Constituency 12, Taleigao, at Taleigao today.
The chief motive of “Donate your Time” campaign is to build a strong community support in creating awareness on Voter’s Education and ensuring positive participation through valiant volunteering. The brand ambassador of the campaign is Shri Madhav Borkar, the North Goa District Icon. The volunteers shall be branded as “Time Donors” who shall as a noble and selfless act work for the cause of stronger electoral participation and healthy democracy at the grass root level. The Time Donors shall donate some time from their routine life and be present at the polling booths on special camps and special drive days and so also on regular days as per their convenience. This campaign model is expected to encourage the senior citizens to actively participate in SVEEP and motivate the younger generation to develop a sense of social responsibility, integrity and moral obligation as our duty towards our country.
After the kick-start of this campaign the ‘Time Donors’ will be voluntarily donating their time on their Polling Stations on the special campaign days, special drive days and also consistently on regular days to impart information on importance of Electoral participation, enrolment in electoral roll and ethical voting.
This model will be adopted in all the other constituencies in the State of Goa thereby setting up an example and means of best practices and as an effective concept in SVEEP.
Speaking as a Chief Guest, Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Shri Navti emphasized that the senior citizen have lots of ability and experience, which they will use to propagate to enroll young generations or left out eligible voters. He hoped that the efforts made by senior citizen will also propagate ethical voting during election and their ideas will bring golden days to Indian democracy.
Shri Navti said Office of Chief Electoral Office and its election machinery is working towards to prepare error free electoral roll and therefore he appealed the people for cooperation and support for its success.
Shri Navti appreciated the efforts made by all 41 BLOs from Taleigao Constituency and said the hard work of BLOs and their innovative ideas ensuring Goa to be the number one state in having 100 percent enrollment. Shri Navti congratulated all BLOs for being the first Assembly Constituency at all India level to have completed the task of Mobile App and receiving the Best Booth Level Officers Award.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Levinson Martin, Collector North stressing that time is valuable which just can’t be valued with money appealed to all the senior citizen to spend their valuable time for this noble cause to build a strong democracy. He said, in Election, Electoral roll play very important therefore every one of us have to do their best to enroll each eligible voter. No eligible voter should be left behind, he added.
Election District ICON Shri Madhav Borkar said that in Indian Constitution voting has lot of significance as a single vote makes lots of difference. Voting is a fundamental Right which we all should exercise .
The programme commenced with a ‘Dekhni’ performance which is a semi classical Konkani dance by Goan artists who are voters of 12-Taleigao Assembly Constituency.
The banner used in the programme in the backdrop was handmade by the students of College of Fine Arts who are the Voters of 12-Taleigao AC.
Certificates and Mementos were presented to the Booth Level Officers at the hands of guests to acknowledge their efforts for bringing in innovative concept of the campaign “Donate Your Time” and to create the concept of “Time Donors”, Goa.
The Booth Level Officers also performed a song written and composed by them as a part of SVEEP activity to create awareness on online enrolment and ethical voting.
Shri Vikas Gaunekar, Additional Collector I, North Goa, Smt Deepali Naik, Joint Director, Department of Women and Child Development, Shri Shashank Tripathi, IAS, Dy Collector SDO Tiswadi, Shri Franklin Ferrao, Jt. Mamlatdar Tiswadi Taluka, Sister Celin Pinto, Headmistress Auxilium High School were present on the occasion.