Given the immense popularity of Chacha Chaudhary comics, a unique initiative, a comic book titled “Chacha Chaudhary aur Chunavi Dangal,” was launched by CEC (Chief Election Commissioner) Shri Rajiv Kumar and ECs (Election Commissioners) Shri Anup Chandra Pandey and Shri Arun Goel today at Nirvachan Sadan.
The comic book is a joint initiative of ECI (Election Commission of India) & Pran Comics designed to inspire the youth to enroll and participate in the festival of democracy. It features the iconic cartoon characters Chacha Chaudhary, Sabu, and Billoo brought to life by the renowned Cartoonist late Shri Pran Kumar Sharma.
Comics as an Outreach Medium
On the occasion, CEC Shri Rajiv Kumar said that comics as an outreach medium are relevant and irreplaceable, even in this age of digital media. These comic characters, with their universal appeal and emphasis on values like honesty, kindness, and compassion, provide an engaging platform to convey election-related information creatively.
With a significant following among children and teenagers, this medium enables the Election Commission to effectively engage with the youth, fostering a sense of informed and responsible citizenship from an early age. The comic will help kids to imagine the election process, and it will also help the older generation to revive their earlier days.
A Multifaceted Tool for Voter Awareness
This comic book serves as a multifaceted tool, addressing various critical aspects of voter awareness. Its primary focus is to encourage young eligible voters to register themselves, ensuring their active participation in forthcoming elections.
In the comic, Chacha Chaudhary also plays a pivotal role in introducing readers to various apps developed by the Election Commission of India like cVigil and KYC, thereby empowering them to become an active and informed participant in the election process.
Promoting Women’s Involvement and Widespread Access: A Comic Initiative
Furthermore, the comic book strongly emphasizes the significance of women’s participation in the electoral process, aligning with ECI efforts to increase women’s participation. This comic is available in both print and digital formats, ensuring accessibility across all platforms. Additionally, to inspire young minds, free copies of the comic book will be distributed to schools, educating future voters about the elections.
Key takeaways for competitive examination
- Director, and Publisher of Pran Comics: Mr. Nikhil Pran