Voter awareness programmes has evoked good response: Chief Electoral Officer

Hyderabad: Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj said voter awareness through street plays in the capital had evoked good response in overcoming voter apathy. He said the innovative skits and street plays enacted by students at malls, road junctions, places where large public gardens, and historic monuments like Charminar have got very good appreciation.

Vikas Raj was speaking at a function where he felicitated officials of the Central Bureau of Communication (CBC), Hyderabad, for their efforts to create awareness on the importance of using the right to vote. Felicitating the CBC assistant director general Shruthi Patil for leading the effort to combat voter apathy, Vikas Raj said the awareness programme involved street plays and skits that were enacted by students at various locations in the city including malls, and historical monuments such as Charminar.

Describing the programmes as innovative, Vikas Raj said it was found that the programme received overwhelmingly positive response with citizens showing a keen interest in the performances and the messages conveyed. He praised the efforts of the students who participated in the programme, saying that their creativity and talent have helped to create a more engaged and informed electorate.

The CEO highlighted the importance of voter awareness campaigns, especially in the run-up to elections, and encouraged more initiatives like this to be undertaken in other parts of the country. He emphasized that every citizen has a crucial role to play in shaping the country's future and that every vote counts.

The programme’s success in Hyderabad, he said, is a testament to the power of community-driven initiatives in promoting civic engagement and democratic values. As the country gears up for the upcoming elections, the hope is that more citizens will be inspired to exercise their right to vote and contribute to the country's democratic process, he said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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