Imphal: A State Level Ballot Battle Quiz Competition on Election and Electoral Process was held on Saturday at J.N. Dance Academy, Imphal.
The quiz competition was organised by the office of the chief electoral officer, Manipur with the objective of increasing voter education and electoral participation.
Earlier, Ballot Battle Quiz Competition was also conducted at district level in all 11 Electoral Districts and top winning teams were selected from all electoral districts for the state Level competition. Only 10 teams out of the 11 selected teams participated in the state level quiz competition held as Jiribam district team reported unwell and couldn’t participate.
The programme began with an address by the additional chief electoral officer, Manipur Naorem Praveen Singh who deliberated upon various activities taken up by the office of the chief electoral officer, Manipur regarding the current general election to the Manipur State Legislative Assembly.
As a part of the competition, a written examination was first conducted as elimination round selecting six teams, representing Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Senapati, Ukhrul and Thoubal districts, out of the participating 10 teams for the quiz round. A total of four rounds were conducted during the quiz round to select the top three teams. Team representing Bishnupur bagged the first position while Senapati and Imphal East teams secured second and third position respectively.
The top three teams will be awarded cash prizes on the National Voters’ Day which will be organised at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound on January 25. The Cash prizes include Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 for first, second and third position respectively.
Joint chief electoral officer, Manipur Ramananda Nongmeikapam, joint chief electoral officer (II) Md. S. Daulat Khan and students representing different electoral districts were also present during the quiz competition among others.