LS election Haryana : Popular figures like sportspersons designated district icons

Chandigarh, Apr 5 (UNI) With the aim of creating awareness and motivating the masses to participate in the electoral process, popular public figures like sports persons have been designated as District Icons ahead of Lok Sabha General elections scheduled for May 25 in Haryana.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Anurag Agarwal said that the unique effort that has been finalised today is initiated on the similar lines of the initiative taken by the Election Commission (EC) by designating Actor Rajkummar Rao, as a National Icon. He said that all Deputy Commissioners-cum District Election Officers have been directed to designate icons in their respective districts.

He said that the voter turnout in Haryana was higher than the National average in the 2019 LS elections. However, this time our goal is to take it up to 75 percent.

Agarwal said icons have been designated for various districts, including the gold medalist in shooting at Asian Games 2023 Palak for Jhajjar district, the Bronze medalist in shooting at the 19th Asian Games Adarsh Singh for Faridabad district, the third-place winner in the 19th Senior Para Powerlifting Championship Suman Devi and the player from the State team in the National School Games held in Bhopal Yashika for Panipat district, and the Silver medalist in shooting at the 19th Asian Games Sarabjot Singh for Ambala district.

Similarly, the Silver medalist in wrestling at the World Championship Sonam Malik for Sonipat district, Olympic Hockey player Surender Kumar for Kurukshetra district, and the First-place winner in Singing at the National Youth Festival Muskan Fatehabad district have been designated as Icons.

Agarwal also urged the Deputy Commissoners-cum District Election Officers of other districts to designate Election Icons in their respective districts. He said that this year, the Election Commission of India has made “Chunav ka Parv – Desh ka Garv” the slogan for Lok Sabha Elections so that Citizens participate enthusiastically in the elections.

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