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Meghalaya Election department to feature in Limca Book of Records

The Election department of Meghalaya state has won an entry in the Limca Book of Records for forming a human logo with newly-enrolled young voters of Meghalaya on 1 July 2017. The logo formation was a part of a special drive - Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) - that was launched to enroll young and left out voters with a special focus on first-time electors.

Oct 24, 2017 15:57 IST
Meghalaya Election department to feature in Limca Book of Records

The Election department of Meghalaya state has won an entry in the Limca Book of Records for forming a human logo with newly-enrolled young voters of Meghalaya on 1 July 2017.

The information was shared by Limca official Garima Manon with the office of Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer on 24 October 2017.

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• A total of 2870 students from 113 schools, 3 colleges falling between the age group of 18-19 enrolled as new voters and formed a 75 feet by 120 feet size human logo that read Mission Unite- You 'N' I (towards Enrolment).

• The logo formation was a part of a special drive that was launched to enrol young and left-out voters with a special focus on first-time electors.

• The drive was conducted in July at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex in Shillong.

• The logo would be featured in the upcoming edition of the Limca Book of Records, which will be published in November 2017.

• The state assembly elections of Meghalaya are expected to be held during February-March 2018.

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