Campaigners urge 100% Voter Participation
— Around 50 bikers took out a rally to urge every eligible voter to participate in the forthcoming GHMC Elections electoral process today. LetsVote volunteers who participated in the rally urged the citizens of Twin Cities to consider GHMC elections extremely important for the future of Greater Hyderabad and every eligible voter must aim to cast their vote. The much awaited elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will be held November 23, 2009.
According to reports the percentage of voter’s turnout in the last Municipal Elections were low. LetsVote and its volunteers who took part in the rally requested citizens of Hyderabad to turn out in large numbers in this GHMC election. If anyone has missed to cast his or her vote in earlier elections, here is an opportunity to make an impactful vote.
The participants riding 50 BSA Battery Powered Green Scooters covered around 40 kilometers (Kms) starting from the People Plaza, covering Necklace Road, Minister Road, MG Road, Paradise, SD Road, RP Road, Tank Bund, AG Office Road, Ravindra Bharati, Lakdikapul, Khairatabad, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Begumpet Road, SP Road.
The Scooter Rally was flagged off by Sri Naveen Mittal, Hyderabad District Collector & Hyderabad Election Officer along with Sri Bhaskar Reddy, Income Tax Commissioner and Convenor of LetsVote and Sri J A Chowdary Co-Convenor of LetsVote. On the sidelines of the flagging off function, The Guest of Honor appreciate the enthusiasm of the participating citizens and said their involvement in such awareness campaigns would greatly help not only to spread voter awareness but also spread the message for maintaining clean and healthy environment.
It is an opportunity to each one of us to speak our mind and cast our votes in large numbers. Our objective is to take this awareness to every part of twin cities, to motivate people to cast their votes. Let us all remember that ‘No Vote No Right’.” Said Bhaskar Reddy, Convenor, LetsVote.
On their way, the participants spread public awareness holding slogans and public announcements about the significance of voting in GHMC Election. A rally participant said ‘I like to spread the ‘LetsVote Viral amongst my fellow citizens’ our family is a LONG time voters. I joined this rally to multiply this message amongst every one of us to go out and vote!
LetsVote, (www.letsvote.in) an NGO which began its Lets Vote movement to raise awareness amongst professionals and citizens to participate in large numbers in the voting process in December 2008 organized the event.
“We are hopeful that this rally will be able to spread and expand the ‘LetsVote’ message amongst our fellow citizens of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and make the people aware about the importance of casting his or her vote and the steps that should be taken to get involved.” said J A Chowdary, Co-Convenor of LetsVote Campaign.
The organizers plan to hold more such events in future, taking the rally to other cities as well with a mission to raise awareness about the importance of getting registered to vote and ready to vote. The rally was sponsored by Durga Syndicate – BSA Motors.
LetsVote Adopts Government Primary School in Mahaboobhagar District
LetsVote and its members are actively involved in social campaigns since its time of its launch. As part of their campaign LetsVote adopted a flood affected Primary School in Thummalapalli village, near Rajoli in Mahaboobhagar district yesterday.
Professor Subbarangaiah Director VEDA IIT an active member of LetsVote lead a team of LetsVote volunteers to help the Thummalapalli Village Primary school and the school children to get back on their feet with necessary stationery items like slates, slate pencils, pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners and geometry boxes for the students. Science kits with Human Torso, Body parts charts, Math Kits with Big Geometry box, Solids shapes, Social kits includes World, India, AP Maps, Language kits – English alphabet, Hindi Alphabet, Telugu Alphabet for students, black board, dusters, chalks furniture and almirahs for the school. LetsVote also organized Health camp which was supported by Medwin Hospital.
The Headmaster Nabi Rasool and Gajendra Reddy a 4th grade teacher said, “We are very happy with the science kits and other kits, which we have never seen before, the kids are immensely happy with what they received from LetsVote, our sincere thanks to LetsVote team who brought our students happiness back. All other grade teachers were expressing their gratitude to LetsVote team. The Government run Primary School at Thummalapalli has classes from 1st to 5th grade; with students of 136.
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