The Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi has issued directives to private schools in the city to arrange for students to visit the Election Musuem so as to gain electoral knowledge. In a letter issued to school managements, the DoE has said that schools may organise a visit to the museum on a voluntary basis.
The museum has been developed in the office premises of the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi, Old St. Stephan’s College Building, Kashmere Gate, so as to create an environment of learning to know about the country’s electoral legacy, management and-views of Mahatma Gandhi on democracy and the election process, the official statement says.
The museum shall be open to the general public and students from 11 am to 4 pm on all working days. “The school children, especially, students of secondary, senior secondary classes who are aspiring voters in near future will find it very useful,” the communication says.
The DoE has stated that the schools are required to contact election officials to book visit for their students through the Election Commission website in advance.
“All the Heads of Private Unaided Recognized Schools of Delhi, who desire VOLUNTARILY to arrange visits of their students to said Election Museum, are hereby advised to contact Sandip Dutta, Election Officer (SVEEP) on phone No.23946414 or email id email@example.com for further query/clarification.
“For prior booking of time of visit, a website http://www.ceodelhi.gov.in/electionmuseum has been created for facilitating the visit,” the release says.
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