Voter awareness spreading through satire and jokes in Jalandhar

Punjab: Jalandhar administration has launched an innovative voter awareness campaign with a live comedy show by renowned stand-up comedian Inder Sawhney ahead of the June 1 Lok Sabha elections. The event took place at IVY World School, attended by over 500 college students. Inder Sawhney’s performance blended humor with a powerful message about the importance of voting. Through his jokes, Sahni not only entertained the audience but also emphasized on the civic duty of voting. His charming approach appealed to the young crowd, creating both laughter and reflection.

Through his jokes and satire, Sahni highlighted the discounts available at hotels, restaurants, malls and wonderlands for voters casting their votes on June 1, encouraging civic participation with a touch of humor and encouragement. He appreciated the efforts of the administration in carrying out this mammoth exercise by involving many business establishments in the electoral process.
Addressing the gathering, Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Aggarwal said the live comedy show was part of the administration’s efforts to involve the youth in the electoral process. He highlighted the administration’s goal of achieving more than 70 percent voter turnout and outlined various initiatives to reach this goal.
The event also featured a band performance by the students of IVY World School, which received enthusiastic applause. The musicians played popular tunes, enthralling the audience and adding to the festive spirit of the occasion.
Additionally, a special jingle titled “Jalandhar Ek Gal Not Kro Ek Jun Nu Tusi Vot Kro” was also launched. The jingle, designed to motivate voters, was performed live by the school’s Bhangra team.
Election observers including general observer J Meghana Reddy, police observer Satish Kumar and expenditure observer Madhav Deshmukh participated in the event.
Ramlala posters arrive
Jalandhar: Over the past five days, raising enthusiasm, especially among core Hindu voters, the BJP has put up posters with the message “Jo Ram ko laaye hai, hum unko laayenge” in Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur constituencies. There is no photograph or even name of the candidate on the posters put up in various places and colonies of the city. Instead, these only contain pictures of Ram Lalla taken from the Ram temple in Ayodhya and appear to have been installed by some local temple committees. In Jalandhar, BJP candidate Sushil Rinku has already organized a program with bhajan singer Kanhaiya Mittal, the lyrics of which have been put on the posters. These same words are being used in various programs and election rallies organized by Rinku.
Ensure level playing field for all candidates: Supervisor
Jalandhar: Special police observer Deepak Mishra and special expenditure observer for Punjab BR Balakrishnan have asked officials to carry out their election duty as ‘duty to the nation’ and ensure level playing field for all candidates on June 1.
A marathon meeting was held with police supervisor Satish Kumar, general supervisor J Meghnath Reddy, expenditure supervisor Madhav Deshmukh, deputy commissioner-cum-DEO Himanshu Aggarwal, police commissioner Rahul S and SSP Ankur Gupta.
Special Expenditure Supervisor BR Balakrishnan asked Assistant Expenditure Supervisors to keep an eye on Banking and Finance Corporation transactions. The lead bank manager has been asked to submit suspicious bank transactions on a daily basis. He said that the social media accounts of the candidates should be checked on a regular basis.
DEO Aggarwal told the special observers that the district administration has made adequate arrangements for free and fair elections as more than 9,300 polling personnel have been trained for smooth elections on June 1.
Police Commissioner Rahul S and Jalandhar Rural SSP Ankur Gupta said elaborate security arrangements have been made for peaceful voting.

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