Cricketer Shubman Gill designated Punjab ‘State Icon' for Lok Sabha polls


Tuesday, 20 February 2024 (10:06 IST)
Chandigarh: The Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has designated India's talismanic cricketer Shubman Gill as the 'State Icon'.
In this regard, CEO Sibin C stated that Punjab resident Shubman Gill, popular among the cricket enthusiasts, especially the youth, has been appointed as the 'State Icon'.
He mentioned that Gill will engage in various campaigns aimed at voter awareness to ensure the achievement of the target of "Is Vaar 70 Paar". Prior to this, popular Punjabi singer, Tarsem Jassar has also been appointed as a 'State Icon'.
Sibin also informed that in a meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners of Punjab last friday, they were asked to identify areas where the voting percentage was low during the last elections. He said awareness campaigns and appeals made by Shubman Gill and Tarsem Jassar in such areas, would motivate the electorte, increasing voter turnout.
The CEO expressed hope that the first-time voting youth would be influenced by Gill and Jassar's involvement.

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