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ECI launches video game to educate voters

India Blooms News Service | | 01 Oct 2014, 07:38 pm
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IBNS) In a first of its kind effort, the Election Commission of India has developed a video game titled "Get! Set! Vote!" amongst a series of edutainment material son voter awareness and education.

The game has been created to broadly engage citizens of all age groups to learn on democracy and electoral process.

In a fun-filled and interactive manner, the video game gives out pieces of information and interesting details in10 levels of mazes.

"With every successive level, the information becomes more specific to subjects such as Indian democracy, registering to vote, ethical voting, help from ECI and so on. The mazes also get more challenging with the player clearing each level," read an official statement.

Under the Commission’s SVEEP (Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation) programme, the video game has been developed in collaboration with UNDP India. It is available for playing on the ECI website (www.eci.gov.in)and can also be downloaded from the link- www.eci.nic.in/eci_main1/sveep.aspxfor playing on computers and kiosks.

A series of edutainment materials including picture book “Proud to be a Voter” and “Garv se bane Matdata”; Cartoon Strips “Wah Election Wah”; board game “Ready! Steady! Vote!” and “Vote kiBaazi”; and radio programme “Loktantra Express” has been developed for imparting voter education through entertainment.

"All materials can be accessed at the aforesaid link. Such materials will be disseminated through the election machinery, educational institutions and related agencies for addressing targeted population," read the statement.