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"Udaipur, In preparation for the upcoming 2023 State Assembly General Elections, a well-organized voter education and participation program (SWEEP) is being conducted in Udaipur district under the guidance of District Election Officer Arvind Poswal and SWEEP Coordinator Saloni Khemka. As part of this initiative, a marathon race was organized on Tuesday, involving citizens from children to youth and senior citizens, all enthusiastically participating to promote the victory of democracy.
The marathon, divided into four stages, took place near the Pannadhay Park, situated on the banks of Goverdhan Sagar in Sector 14 of Hiran Magri. The event commenced with the hoisting of the green flag by Additional District Magistrate City Rajeev Dwivedi and Vinay Pathak, the Registrar of Mohanlal Sukhadia University. The marathon featured four categories: girls in the first stage, boys in the second stage, youth in the third stage, and senior citizens in the fourth stage. The role of the race marshal was performed by Sanjay Pandey, accompanied by physical education teacher Gautamlal Chaubisa.
After the race, the closing ceremony took place near the Jain temple. Winners and runners-up were honored during the ceremony. SWEEP Assistant Nodal Officer and Chief Planning Officer Puneet Sharma stated that the event aimed to emphasize the importance of voting and encouraged everyone to actively use their voting rights. ADM City Rajeev Dwivedi and Registrar Pathak addressed the participants, highlighting the significance of voting.
Professor Jagdish Chandra Joshi, Retired Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Sumati Lal Bohra, and Shri Ravishankar also shared their thoughts during the event. Joint Director of Social Justice and Empowerment Department, Madhatsingh, discussed facilities for differently-abled voters. The event was coordinated by Devi Lal Garg.
Among the attendees were Dr. Shankar Bamania, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Murlidhar Chaubisa, CEO, Lakshman Salvi, Deputy District Education Officer, Shakil Hussain, Sports Nodal Officer, Kuldeepsingh Rawat, Gaurav Sahu, Babusingh Rajpurohit, Durga Shankar Shrotriya from SWEEP Department, Prem Shankar Gurjar, Sandeep Tanwar, and Yashvant Soni, ITI MC/ELC Coordinator, along with students from St. Anthony's School, Rajkiya Balika Umyavati Devli, M.G. Hostel, and senior citizens from the region.