A One Day Orientation Programme on Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) was conducted in Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur on 21st November, 2023. Dr. A. Royal Edward Williams, the Nodal Officer of the Electoral Literacy Club, welcomed the participants, setting the stage for the day's proceedings. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, SDB, Principal, delivered the inaugural address. His address was marked by eloquence, setting an inspiring tone for the proceedings that followed. His words resonated with wisdom, emphasizing the significance of civic participation and democratic values within the educational community. Following the Presidential Address, the audience was honored by the presence of Chief Guest, Honorable Mr. D. Baskara Pandian, Tirupattur District Collector/DEO. Mr. Pandian delivered a thought-provoking Chief Guest Address, offering valuable insights into the pivotal role of active participation in the democratic process. His address specifically highlighted the importance of student involvement in the electoral system, encouraging them to enroll for Voter's ID—a critical step in exercising their democratic rights. The impact of Mr. Pandian's address was evident as approximately 1000 students actively engaged in the program by enrolling their names for Voter's ID. Mr. Pandian's emphasis on encouraging youth participation and facilitating voter registrations reflects a proactive approach towards instilling a sense of civic responsibility among the student body. The event also focused on acknowledging and honoring individuals of significance. Mrs. E. Valarmathi, distinguished as the District Revenue Officer and Rev. Dr. G. Theophil Anand, SDB, Vice Principal (Admin Shift-I) of Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, were recognized for their outstanding contributions. Furthermore, recognition was extended to Mrs. S. Banu, the Revenue Divisional Officer/ERO, and Mr. M. Sivaprakasam, the Tahsildar/AERO, for their pivotal roles in advancing civic engagement. The programme continued with a demonstration on Voter Enrollment, a crucial aspect of civic responsibility, led by Mr. D. Vimal Mohan Ganesh, the Election Dy, Tahsildar, and Mr. A. Thirunavukkarasu, the Municipal Commissioner/AERO. Their informative session highlighted the significance of voter registration and active engagement in the electoral process.
Dr. K. Anbalagan, the Nodal Officer of the Electoral Literacy Club (S-II), proposed the vote of thanks.