Krishna district Collector Budha Prakash M. Jyothi on Saturday said people, who had got themselves registered in the voters’ list recently, would be given voter I-D cards on January 25, the National Voters’ Day.

Mr. Budha Prakash was briefing Chief Election Officer Bhanvarlal on the number of new registrations in Krishna district in a video-conference the latter had as part of a review meeting held in view of the National Voters’ Day on January 25.

He said in Krishna district 1 lakh voter I-D cards had been printed and they would be handed over to the BLOs concerned. Likewise, a fresh voter list with all amendments had been printed and their copies would be given to leaders of all recognised political parties.

Inclusive teams had been sent to tail-end villages and pockets inhabited by Girijan, minorities and fishermen communities to register names of voters.

To mark National Voters’ Day, competitions had been organised for students to help them understand the significance of voting right and democracy. The winners at the district-level competitions had qualified to participate in the State-level contests, he said.

He said a mobile publicity van had been pressed into service to educate people on the importance of exercising one’s franchise. This mobile van had been going in mandals across the district.

Mr. Bhanwarlal said he wanted the officials to make all arrangements for observance of the National Voters Day at polling centres, mandal, constituency and district-level.