NMMC held a press conference on World TB Day and NMMC elections at Vishnudas Bhave auditorium. Sana Warsia was present for the conference and gives us the details. World TB Day is observed on the 24th of March every year. This year, NMMC would be holding various events. On the 24th of March, a rangoli competition would be held for TB patients at Vishanudas Bhave auditorium. On the same day, a patients meet would also be held at the same venue. A workshop of the Dots Provider would be held too. On 25th of March an Education Committee Presidents and Link Workers Workshop would be held at Chemist Bhavan, Sanpada. On the 26th of March, NMMC’s doctors workshop would be held at Fortis Hiranandani hospital. Speaking to the media, NMMC Commissioner Vijay Nahata spoke more on the same. The press conference also saw discussions on the election preparation by NMMC. NMMC Commissioner Vijay Nahata informed that with a total of 89 wards for the NMMC Elections 2010, 6 lakhs 29000 voters were listed with the corporation. There would be 639 polling stations with a total of 6000 police officers and administrative officials on duty. For further transparency, 50 zonal officers have been stationed along with 8 returning officers. The official date for battle for the candidates begin with the nomination filing on the 15th of March. 23rd would be scrutiny of the forms with 29tha s the last day for withdrawal. Valid candidates will be allotted symbols on the 30th of March. On the 25 and 26 of March and 5 and 6 of April, officers would be trained on the functioning of the EVM machines. To keep a check on bogus voting, polling agents have been given instructions to stay vigilant and if any presiding officer finds any suspicious character, them the police would be immediately informed. Along with that to check on bogus ration cards, rationing officers would also be stationed at the polling stations. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.
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