We have the best Election System in place in India – Chief Election Commissioner

By Sarkaritel April 24, 2018 09:46

Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) and New Delhi Institute of Management(NDIM) jointly celebrated the National Public Relations Day at NDIM Campus on April 21st. Chief Election Commissioner of India Sh OP Rawat and Former Chief Information Commissioner of India Smt Deepak Sandhu graced the occasion and shared their views on how citizens especially the youth can strengthen the Indian Democracy by electing the best people. 

The theme of the session was “Indian democracy- Mantra for Effective Elections”. In his opening statement Shri K,M Prashanth, Secretary , PRSI Delhi chapter gave an overview of PRSI and its activities. Chairman of PRSI Delhi chapter, Shri S Rajagopalan gave the welcome speech in which he highlighted the importance of PR as a strategic tool for management. This was followed by an interesting talk by Dr Ajit Pathak, National President, PRSI.

Dr. Ajit Pathak illuminated the gathering with his poem which highlighted that the mantra of democracy is to bring smile on each face. Dr Pathak is the first Indian to get a doctorate in PR. In his speech, he emphasized that the youth needs to vote whenever they get a chance and not to take election day as a holiday. 

Smt Deepak Sandhu, Former Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India addressed the audience on RTI and elections. 

Sh. O.P. Rawat, Chief Election Commissioner talked about the new initiatives being taken by the Election Commission to make the election process error free and fair. He talked about a new feature on the website by which the voter can change her/his address and name through attaching authorized papers and the voter card will be updated. . He noted that observing, following and complying with the rules strengthens the Democracy. He also highlighted that one of the great concerns of Elections today is using Social Media for manipulations.

He shared that elections all over the world are graded on 11 indices and Indian elections have been rated among the top nations for 8 of these indices. 3 indices where India got only passing marks in election indices are abuse of money, media and electoral roles and these issues need to be addressed.

Shri Rawat concluded that to create a better world, the most important thing for youngsters is to vote and elect the right leaders

Posters on democracy and elections created by Dr. Ajit Pathak were released by Sh OP Rawat, Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India and other dignitaries also joined in. The set of five posters were created by Dr. Ajit Pathak specifically on the theme of Elections.

Prof Teena Singh, Registrar , NDIM thanked the guests on behalf of NDIM and proposed that NDIM students are available for Research , Curriculum Development and other knowledge support to Chief Election Commissioner and to Smt Sandhu’s Anti-Corruption Academy.

By Sarkaritel April 24, 2018 09:46