Odisha CEO shortlisted 6 Celebrities For Poll Awareness Among Voters

Bhubaneswar: In order to spread awareness among voters for the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has shortlisted six celebrities of the state.

The shortlisted personalities to be appointed as ‘State Icons’ are sprinter Dutee Chand, para-athlete Jayanti Behera, para shuttler Pramod Bhagat, singer Rituraj Mohanty and cine artistes Sivani Sangita & Swaraj.

The list of celebrities has been sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI) for approval. The ‘State Icons’ will be involved in awareness programmes to encourage young and new voters to exercise their franchise in the elections, the Odisha CEO said.