Thematic decorations, discounts for inked voters: NDMC offers poll perks

- May 24, 2024
| By : Mohd Shehwaaz Khan |

This initiative, part of the "Chunav Ka Parv" campaign, invites voters to enjoy "Delicious Democracy Discounts" at participating outlets, the NDMC said

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To enhance the aesthetic and functional aspects of polling stations within its jurisdiction, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has made comprehensive arrangements, including thematic decorations celebrating the ‘Power of Democracy’ and special accommodations for voters with disabilities.

In a statement on Thursday, the NDMC detailed its efforts to ensure a pleasant voting experience for both the general public and prominent figures, including the President and Chief Justice of India, who reside in its jurisdiction, ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on May 25.

To further encourage voter turnout, the NDMC has collaborated with over 92 local businesses to offer discounts to inked voters on election day.

This initiative, part of the “Chunav Ka Parv” campaign, invites voters to enjoy “Delicious Democracy Discounts” at participating outlets, the agency said.

“The NDMC has been working to enhance the aesthetic and functional aspects of polling stations, which include theme-based decorations at ten polling locations, featuring pink booths adorned with floral decorations, green environments promoting sustainability, and special accommodations for persons with disabilities,” the statement said.

Additional features like selfie points, potted plants, and thematic decorations celebrating the “Power of Democracy” aim to create a festive atmosphere for voters, it added.

Recognised as a unique civic body catering to the needs of numerous VVIPs, the NDMC serves top legislative, judicial, and executive officials, the agency said.

These include the President of India, the Vice President, the Chief Justice of India, former Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other high-ranking dignitaries. They, alongside the general populace, will cast their votes at various designated polling stations within the NDMC area, it added.

Special arrangements have been made at several key locations, including the Dr Rajendra Prasad Kendriya Vidyalaya, CPWD Service Station, Atal Adarsh Vidhyalaya, and others, ensuring a smooth and pleasant voting process for all, the release said.

(With PTI inputs)