This is how Election Commission and public entities are sensitising citizens to vote

Ahead of elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, Greater Chennai Corporation and public entities conduct back-to-back awareness campaigns, emphasising the right and duty to vote.

With just two days to go for Phase 2 of the 17th Lok Sabha Polls, civic campaigns complement the Election Commission of India’s back-to-back activities on creating awareness about the right to vote. As part of the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities by the Election Commission, Greater Chennai Corporation has organised various activities such as Parasailing, bike rally and workshops to reach out to the voters.

The website of the Chief Electoral officer, Tamil Nadu is filled with awareness videos by eminent film personalities such as Vijay Sethupathi and Vivek. Created by the Election Commission, #MakeYourMarkTN is among the most trending hashtags on Twitter.

In the same vein, educational institutions are sensitising the public on exercising their franchise. Here are some of  the creative campaigns in Chennai.

Corporation staff go on a rally at Aminjikarai, explaining the need to vote.

Students of Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Arts and Science college for women spread the message in an artistic way.

“I will ask my parents to not skip voting at any cost,” says this boy at Adyar Aavin outlet.

Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash goes parasailing, to create awareness on 100 per cent voting in Chennai.

This balloon at the Mambalam Bus stop has been drawing attention at this thickly populated locality. Would it inspire people to come out and vote on April 18?

Election in charge officers stick notices at Aavin outlets, to increase the poll rate in Adyar that comes under Chennai South Parliamentary Constituency.

A customer poses with an Aavin box, that has an informative notice on polling.

Take a peek at the importance of vote in democracy, while you have a sip of the coconut water. A sight at New Avadi Road.

Water cans reach the households; Isn’t the best way to sensitise the voters about right to vote?

Election in charge officer from Adyar Zone sticks notices on the gas cylinders, to create awareness to the general public.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Similar Story

Mount Carmel College turns co-ed: Students allege mismanagement

Students say they learnt about the decision of the college on social media. The management says campus safety won't be impacted.

The theme for Mount Carmel College's Platinum Jubilee last year was ‘Herstory'. However, starting from this academic year, the college will not entirely be 'hers' since Mount Carmel, which has been a women's college for 75 years, has opened admissions to boys. Dr. Lekha George, principal of Mount Carmel College, says this decision was not taken overnight. "It was in discussion for a few years and the management took a call to start it this year." Mismanaged communication The students have expressed disappointment over the way the announcement was made. “It was posted on social media, even before we, the…

Similar Story

Mathru school transforms lives of special needs children in Bengaluru 

Mukhta Gubbi, founder of Mathru Educational Trust, focuses on the holistic development of students while easing parents' burden.

Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind and Other Disabled, established on January 15, 2001 by Muktha Gubbi, emerged at a time when her life was marked by various challenges that almost led her to despair. She met with a freak accident, in which she lost half of one foot and a close relationship ended, thereafter.  Witnessing a young mother struggling to take care of her blind toddler inspired Muktha to start the Mathru Residential School for the Blind in her time of adversity. Since its inception, the school has empowered countless visually impaired students, who have meritoriously passed out of Mathru school. Mathru now…