"Elections and Election Commissions around the world" Book Released:

June 08, 2023


June 8 : 

It is with great pride that a book, ‘Elections and Election Commissions around the world’ authored by two Professors and three students of D.A.V.College, Sector-10D, Chandigarh was released on June 8, 2023 by Dr. Vijay N. Zade, IAS, Finance Secretary cum Chief Electoral Office, U.T in the presence of Mr. A.S. Bhatti,PCS, Director Higher Education, U.T, Chandigarh and Prof. Rita Jain, Officiating principal, D.A.V.College, Sector-10 D, Chandigarh. The Nodal Officer of Electoral Literacy Club of the College, Dr. Kanwalpreet Kaur conceptualised the idea putting it into action alongwith Dr. Hardeep Kaur. They teach Political Science in the college. Nirmal Chandola, Sourab Chhetri and Aditi, students of B.A.III of the college contributed greatly. The book is different as it is in a question and answer form that makes it very reader (student) friendly.
The book is further divided into parts, according to the continents. The book has a lot to offer as the flag of each country starts the conversation.Alongwith the composition of the Election Commission of each country, its legislature and the manner of election is discussed. The web site of each election commission, the pictures of voting process in different countries and unique facts are the distinguishing features of the book. The book also tells when the various countries became independent and they were colonies of which country. The legislature and its composition have also been discussed.
Dr. Vijay N. Zade congratulated Prof. Rita Jain and all the authors for coming up with the novel idea. Mr. A. S. Bhatti as Director Higher Education took personal interest in the project as he likes students do multi-tasking. Dr. Kanwalpreet, Dr. Hardeep and the students were encouraged by the support of Dr. Vijay N. Zade and Mr. A.S. Bhatti and thanked them. The book will go a long way in sparking curiosity among the students for many more projects. This book is an attempt to make people aware of the herculean task being done in electoral awareness by the Election Commission of India. The book has to be read as it has many interesting questions on India, its election commission and the voting pattern among the people. It also covers the regional icons at the national level and the various States of India.


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