Bhubaneswar:28/10/23: Odisha celebrated the festival of democracy in the form of a state-level walkathon and Patha Utsav at Bhubaneswar signalling the beginning of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls 2024. The walkathon was flagged off by Sri Nikunja Bihari Dhal, Chief Electoral Officer Odisha in the presence of Dist Election Officer Khordha and the electoral icons.
A large number of students, BLOs, campus ambassadors, and citizens participated in the grand event. Various awareness programs and cultural events were conducted on the SSR and electoral process-related themes. Kiosks for on-the-spot voter registration, a replica of a polling station, an EVM awareness camp, a quiz, Rangoli, and painting were the other major attractions.
Similar events were also organised at all district head headquarters, subdivision headquarters, and Municipal corporations by the district election officers.
The focus is to encourage and facilitate enrolment of all 17+ and make democracy stronger through high electoral participation.