Awareness programmes such as rallies, human chain, and rangoli will be organised as part of the summary revision of electoral roll during October.

While schoolchildren will participate in awareness rallies, women self-help group members, anganwadi workers, and members of Pudhu Vazhvu Thittam would participate in rallies, rangoli and other awareness activities, said E.Saravanavel Raj, District Collector.

In a press release issued here on Monday, he said that painting and elocution competitions would also be held for college students on poll roll revision.

First-prize winners in college-level competitions would participate in the district-level contest to be held at Government Higher Secondary School here shortly. Prizes and certificates would be distributed to the winners.

A compact disc brought out by the State Election Commission on the importance of exercising franchise and inclusion, deletion of names and transfers would be screened in villages by the Information and Public Relations Department at thoroughfares.

The Collector said that revenue officials should enrol all college students during the summary revision of electoral roll.

The forms should be distributed to the students through the NSS coordinators who will be assisted by students in identifying new voters and issuing applications. Revenue officials would collect back the applications on Fridays from the principals for scrutiny. Further, the application forms would be distributed at all banks, ATM units, and post offices. He said that every college should nominate a nodal officer for facilitating public relations and two students – a boy and a girl – would be appointed as campus ambassador for facilitating the summary revision.

The principals of the colleges would obtain a declaration from each student.

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