Ensure Your Vote Video Launched
Kolkata, Mar. 23. Darjeeling’s District Magistrate, Ms Joyoshi Dasgupta IAS, held a press conference at the DM’s Office Conference Room this afternoon to brief media persons on election updates in the district and launched a voter education music video, 23 March 2019.
The 2019 Indian general election is scheduled to be held in 7 phases from 11 April 2019 to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha. Voting in Darjeeling district is scheduled for Holy Thursday, 18 April 2019. The counting of votes will be conducted on 23 May 2019 and on the same day the results will be declared.
Geographically, Darjeeling district can be divided into two broad divisions using 8 langauges besides scores of dialects in the hills and the plains. The entire hilly region of the district comes under the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, a semi-autonomous administrative body under the state government of West Bengal covering three hill subdivisions of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Mirik. The foothills of Darjeeling Himalayas, which comes under the Siliguri subdivision, is known as the Terai.
The public service announcement video made to educate the public on the importance of exercising their democratic rights was prepared by a community radio team. The five and half minute music video entitled ”Ensure Your Vote” in
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