The systematic voter education and electorate participation (SVEEP), a programme initiated by the Election Commission of India, has been able to make thousands of industrial workers aware of their right of voting in the past 15 days in Dehradun district.
The programme is being implemented with an aim to increase the voting percentage. The initiative is being supported by Hindustan Times and the PHD Chamber of Industries.
The general manager District Industries Centre (DIC) has been made the nodal officer for implementation of this programme in the industrial sphere.
Till now, 5,560 industrial workers have signed a pledge to exercise their franchise during the oncoming elections.
The team of the District Industries Centre visited the industrial areas of Selaqui, Patelnagar and Mohabbewala where they interacted with the workers in the industries and apprised them of their right to vote.
The team pointed to the fact that wasting a vote was not in the interest of democracy.
The workers listened to the presentation given by the team and took the pledge saying that they would not waste their eight to franchise. The SVEEP programme would be held till the date of elections.