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SHILLONG, July 3: Breaking barriers and looking forward to make it to the Limca Book of Records, the young voters of Meghalaya on Saturday attracted many other young people who are yet to get themselves registered in the Electoral roll, through their innovative and creative display of 'Mission Unite' by forming a human logo at J.N. Stadium, Polo, here on Saturday.
Altogether, 2,800 young voters between the age group of 18 and 19 years formed a 75 ft x 120 ft size human logo at J.N. Stadium, Polo on Saturday as part of the launching of the state-wide drive to enroll voters with a special focus on the first-time electors.
The youth formed the human logo of the special enrollment drive themed – Mission Unite – You 'N' I towards Enrolment.
To capture this moment, the Meghalaya Election department would soon submit its documentation to the the Limca Book of Records for formation of the human logo by voters. "We are in touch with officials of the Limca Book of Records. We are sending them a video recording of the performance by July 8. In all probability, the performance will enter into the records of Limca," Mr Kharkongor said.
He said, the formation of the human logo by voters in the age group 18 to 19 years was the first time in the country. Earlier this year, more than 6,000 voters took their photos collectively with voter cards in their hands at one place at Ludhiana in Punjab and entered into India Book of Records.
As part of the Mission Unite, a campaign has been rolled out to enrol 69,000 young voters. The state will go to Assembly poll early next year. "We have enrolled 74,000 young voters in the age group 18 to 19 years and another 69,000 young voters in the age group 18 to 21 years would be enrolled," Kharkongor said.
According to a summary revision of the electoral roll in January, Meghalaya has 17,19, 479 voters. "If we can get all the youths enrolled this year, the number of voters in Meghalaya would touch 18 lakh," Kharkongor said. The special drive would continue till July 31.
TNT News with inputs from Agencies
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