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India's Maiden Metaverse-Enabled Virtual Model Polling Booth Debuts at MBD Neopolis Mall in Presence of Election Observers

To boost voter awareness, India's first metaverse-powered virtual model polling booth and various engaging activities were held at MBD Neopolis Mall on Ferozepur Road on Saturday evening. The event saw participation from prominent election officials, including General Observer Divya Mittal (IAS), Expenditure Observers Chetan D Kalamkar (IRS) and Pankaj Kumar (IRS), and District Election Officer (DEO) Sakshi Sawhney, who encouraged residents to exercise their 'Right to Vote.'


India's Maiden Metaverse-Enabled Virtual Model Polling Booth Debuts at MBD Neopolis Mall in Presence of Election Observers

Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) Ludhiana Central, Ojasvi Alankar, stated that the 'Ludhiana 70 Paar' awareness event was organized by the district administration in collaboration with the mall management under the SVEEP program. The goal is to achieve a voter turnout of over 70 percent in the upcoming general elections.


The highlight of the event was India's first metaverse-powered virtual model polling booth, which provided participants with a virtual mock polling experience. Election observers and other officials also experienced this innovative polling booth.


An election song was launched during the event, and students from BCM Arya Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, performed a vibrant Bhangra dance. These students were honored with appreciation certificates. The event also featured a live band performance by Rock Fluid.


Officials emphasized the utility of the website voteforludhiana .in which allows voters to track crowd levels at polling centers on election day, enabling them to vote at their convenience. The website, designed by the district administration and experts from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Dr. Akshay Girdhar and Dr. Jagdeep, updates information every half hour.


General Observer Divya Mittal, along with Expenditure Observers Chetan D Kalamkar and Pankaj Kumar, and DEO Sakshi Sawhney, urged residents to turn out in large numbers to vote on June 1. They reiterated the administration's commitment to ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections, with comprehensive arrangements in place at polling booths.

The event also saw the presence of ADC Anmol Singh Dhaliwal, ADC Rupinder Pal Singh, and Assistant Commissioner (UT) Kritika Goyal, among other officials.

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