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Jaspreet cycles to become State Election Icon

April 08, 2024 05:20 PM
Jaspreet cycles to become State Election Icon

Punjab Newsline, Shimla, April 8-

Jaspreet Pal, a 44 years cyclist hailing from Upper Samkhetar, Mandi of district Mandi has been declared as the State Election Icon to encourage youth to exercise their right to franchise and make the voters aware of the value of their votes in Maha Utsav of democracy.
A Document of Understanding was signed by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Maneesh Garg on behalf of State Election Department and Jaspreet Pal, here today.
Pal is an avid cyclist and also a professional photographer. Besides, he has immensely contributed to child literacy, environment preservation etc.
While interacting with Jaspreet Pal, the CEO suggested to organize a cycling relay rally/race across the state for voter awareness and mass mobilization.
Earlier, while interacting with the media the CEO said that till now Sh. Pal has paddled around 21 thousand kilometers through various treacherous terrains and has won the Fire Fox challenge cycling championship and was ranked 2nd in MTB championship in 2021. The idea behind engaging Jaspreet is to specially involve youth both in urban and rural areas of the State to vote as well as stay fit, said the CEO.

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