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Mock Elections at GIIS Chinchwad | July 3, 2013 and July 6, 2013

Mock Elections at GIIS Chinchwad

Date : July 3, 2013 and July 6, 2013

Venue : Sports Room
School Campus

A Mock election was conducted in the school as a part of a procedure to institute the GIIS Chinchwad Student Council 2013-14. The Sports Room was converted into a polling station, complete with polling booths and relevant paraphernalia. The Mock Elections were conducted through way of a secret ballot.

The election was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, students across classes VI to IX elected the Head Boy, Head Girl, Discipline Captain, Sports Captain and the Sports Vice Captain. They were assisted by the GIIS team of teachers. The second phase of the election saw involvement by classes IV-IX. This election was conducted to select the House Captains, Vice-Captains and Prefects.

All student nominees campaigned enthusiastically for themselves. The candidates from the four Houses- Jal, Vayu, Prithvi and Agni appealed to the members of their respective House to vote for them. The campaigning went on for two days. Each student voted for their favourite representatives. Post election, the counting of votes was carried out by the assigned group of teachers. The results of the election were declared in the Common Assembly on the next day. The elected candidates received their first taste of euphoria when their names were announced amongst the student body, who eagerly anticipated the election outcome.

The Student Council members were deservedly congratulated by the Principal and Vice Principal. They also addressed the freshly appointed office bearers and informed them of their crucial role in taking the School further. It was also announced that the formal Investiture Ceremony slated to take place on July 22, 2013, would incorporate the official handover of the relevant insignia to all office bearers, to be worn by them with pride, associated with a position, well deserved.

The entire activity was exceedingly informative and educative. The students learnt the process associated with the democratic way of electing their representatives. The GIIS team made sure that the entire process was conducted in a fair and disciplined manner. Overall, a great experience for the GIISians!!
















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