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Turnout boost mission: Cycle rallyists to push for voting rights

Kolkata: The office of the District Election Officer (DEO) in North Kolkata will hold a cycle rally, which will pass through various areas of North Kolkata Parliamentary constituency on April 15, to create awareness in people about the right to vote.

The rally is a part of a bigger drive to encourage people to cast their votes.

According to a senior official of DEO office, around 50 cyclists will take part in the rally which will pass through all the important places.

The participants will interact with the people urging them to cast their votes in their respective polling stations on the day of election.

The DEO North also came up with a tagline for their election campaign — 'KolkataVotes'.

The tagline has been doing rounds on various social media platforms.

The DEO office is trying to use the online platform —— to impart training to the polling personnel.

On April 8, senior election officials will take steps to familiarise the polling persons with the election portal.

The election officials will come up with ideas on how to use various portals and applications launched by the Election Commission of India to conduct the entire election machinery in a smooth way.

The DEO North Kolkata has started a number initiatives to increase the voting percentage in North Kolkata which has seen a low turnout in the past few elections.

The DEO North Kolkata is committed to increase the voting percentage here in the constituency.

DEO North on Monday launched Ek Dojon Goppo, a collection of 12 audio-visual documentaries, which will be displayed at various parts of the North Kolkata Parliamentary constituency.

A jingle titled Amar Gorber Kolkata, Amar Nirbhoy Vote has also been launched by

the DEO as a part of its campaign.

One of the main objectives of the initiatives is to create interest among the voters.

The documentaries and the jingle will be played in metro stations and other strategic locations in North Kolkata.

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