Government high school students use the EVM app to elect their representatives

Government high school students use the EVM app to elect their representatives

Hubli: While most schools and colleges usually adopt ballot-papers to elect student representatives for their parliaments, students from Government High School, Yaliwal in Dharwad district, have recently started online electronic to form their school parliaments Used voting machines (EVMs).

“The Class 9 textbook contains a lesson on the Constitution and the electoral process. The aim is to convince students about voting methods. Every year we make choices using ballot papers because EVMs are unavailable to students. However, This time, physical education teacher Kshirsagar. Emphasized the idea of ​​using EVMs online for election. We reviewed the EVM machine app and found that it is reliable: said social science teacher Narayan Bhajantri.

Kshirsagar said that anyone can feed candidates’ names, photos, classes and symbols in the app. “We gave details of two to four candidates for 16 posts like prime minister, deputy PM, law, tourism, horticulture, library and other departments. But we did not add symbols because students can read names. Before the election, we did an exam. Held. Mock-election in the presence of all the candidates. We also demonstrated the process in front of all the voter-students, “he explained.

Students Srikanth Javai and Sporty Patil, who were chosen as the Prime Minister and Deputy PM respectively, said that getting selected through EVM was an exciting experience for them. He said, “Our teachers convinced us by conducting a trial run. They held 16 smartphones for each post and they were showing the number of franchised votes while our friends voted. The app was only after closing the candidate- Show wise vote. ”

The Social Science Subject Inspector of DDPI office, Dharwad, BB Dabdamardi said that GHS Yaliwal is the first school in the district to use online EVMs. “Generally, schools have electoral literacy clubs for students in grades 9-12 to make them aware of voting. But, this school has gone a step further by using online EVMs. It is a way for students and their mothers -Technology will help bring literacy among the father. ”He said.

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