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EC to spread roll revision awareness through Gram Sabhas

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The election commission is planning to organise Gram Sabha across all villages of the country to spread awareness about the revision of electoral roll.

Issuing an official instruction to every state authority, the commission stated that the Sabha will be promoted to inform and encourage people about special summary revision of photo electoral rolls. The meetings would be held in all villages across the country as well as in certain municipal corporations.

image(3)The Gram Sabha’s aim to make electoral rolls error free while attracting new voters for enrollment. In these public meetings, the existing roll will be read out and any corrections would be done on the spot. The date, time and location of such Sabha would be decided locally by the administration.

All states under the directive are advised to take a call on the revision of photo electoral rolls before January 1, 2016. After revision, the concluding rolls would get published in every state.

Having a widespread effect, the Gram Sabhas have already started featuring in villages and municipal wards of Tripura. Additional chief electoral officer of Tripura, Debashish Modak said, “last year, such an initiative was introduced in all the states under the name of National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme, which was designed to eliminate errors and ensure clean electoral lists.”

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Rannvijay to host “Troll Police” and create awareness on cyber-bullying

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Mumbai, Dec 30, 2017: Actor-presenter Rannvijay Singh will be the face and host of the upcoming season of “Troll Police”, which will bring celebrities and their trolls face-to-face.

The objective of the show is to showcase how in today’s day and age it is no big deal for one to log on to any social media platform and make obscene comments on a person’s physical appearance or the kind of attire they opt for.

MTV has roped in investigators and a cyber team that traces these trolls and the faces behind the acts and Bollywood celebrities will then confront the faces behind these trolls.

Rannvijay will educate the youth, create awareness and highlight the issue of cyber bullying.

“As they say with great power comes great responsibility, I really feel that while internet has given us the power to voice our opinion, there are a lot of people who do not use this boon wisely,” Rannvijay said in a statement.

Trolling is common nowadays and one of the major reasons for it is the “need for attention”.

“But if one feels that one can hide his or her identity and use it as a platform to send inflammatory and off-topic messages and get away with it, it is absolutely wrong.

“It is a sign of cowardice. I hope ‘Troll Police’ enables a lot of people out there to voice their issues if they are being trolled, because trolling someone is a serious offence,” he added.

“Troll Police” will premiere on MTV in January 2018. (IANS)

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