Chandigarh, 24/05/2024 – The Central Bureau of Communication, Chandigarh, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in coordination with the Chief Electoral Office, UT Chandigarh, organised an exhibition centered on the theme of SVEEP- Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation. The exhibition aims to enhance public understanding and awareness of the electoral process, featuring a rich collection of archival materials and informative displays about the history and functioning of elections in India.

Shri Vinay Pratap Singh, IAS, Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Chandigarh, honored the event as the Chief Guest and inaugurated the exhibition. In his address to the media and attendees, he emphasized the crucial role of voter participation in the democratic process. He urged all eligible voters to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming elections on June 1, highlighting that voting is both a right and a civic duty that strengthens the fabric of democracy.

The exhibition provides an in-depth look at the evolution of elections in India, starting from 1934, and showcases various archival materials that trace the history and milestones of the Indian electoral system. Visitors will find detailed information about the SVEEP campaign, which is designed to educate voters on key aspects such as new voter registration, searching for names in the electoral roll, and procedures to file complaints regarding violations of the Model Code of Conduct. This educational initiative aims to empower citizens with the knowledge necessary to participate effectively and responsibly in the electoral process.

A vibrant and engaging Nukkad Natak, performed by the team of the Central Bureau of Communication, was one of the highlights of the event. The street play creatively conveyed the importance of voter participation and the impact of each vote, making the messages accessible and memorable for the audience. The performance was well-received and effectively reinforced the exhibition’s core themes.

The exhibition aims to foster a well-informed electorate. The exhibition is open to the public on 24th and 25th May, 2024, inviting citizens to engage with the displays and interactive installations. Through this initiative, the aim is to motivate and educate voters, ensuring that they are well-prepared to participate in the upcoming elections.