New Delhi: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi collaborated with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to create awareness on electoral process and motivate general public to cast their vote on February 8. The DMRC is supporting the campaign as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity.
The DMRC provided space for installation of canopies and banners at prominent locations of twenty busiest metro stations falling on different lines.
Ranbir Singh, CEO Delhi said, “DMRC has got the wider connectivity and it covers most part of Delhi. As a large number of people commute through Delhi Metro, this platform will be beneficial in spreading voter awareness.”
The officials were seen in the canopies. They were distributing pamphlets containing election related information to the commuters. Overwhelmed by the initiative of the election office, the commuters were seen taking selfies at the canopies installed at metro stations.
These canopies can be seen at different stations such as Shahdara, Kashmere Gate, Vishwavidyalaya, Uttam Nagar (East), Janakpuri (West), Anand Vihar ISBT, Inderlok, Welcome, Jahangirpuri, Akshardham, Lajpat Nagar, Kalkaji Mandir, Azadpur, Netaji Subhash Place, Vasant Vihar, Greater Kailash.
The banners carrying voter awareness messages can be seen at Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi and Rajiv Chowk metro stations.
Earlier, campaigns were also launched in areas which have witnessed low voter turnout in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The events were organised at Katwaria Sarai and Ber Sarai areas of Mehrauli Assembly Constituency (AC-45).
It is pertinent to mention that a total of 86,445 voters out of 1,96,781 registered voters from Mehrauli Assembly Constituency did not cast their vote during Lok Sabha Elections of 2019.
The events at all the mentioned locations commenced with street plays by teams of Apni Koshish, Skytouch Entertainment and Satyam Institute of Education. Election Office displayed banners containing various messages to sensitise voters about various election related information.
The team performed street plays and gave a message on importance of voting. They insisted the spectators to cast their votes on February 8. The team also performed songs and dance activities to create interest among the spectators.
The event was followed by EVM-VVPAT demonstration by the election officials. The session engaged the spectators to have hands-on experience of the EVM machines. They raised several queries with respect to functioning of EVM-VVPAT and were answered suitably by the officials of election office.
In the end, the gathering pledged that they will exercise their right to vote on February 8. It is worthwhile mentioning that be it collaboration of the CEO, Delhi with DMRC or the events organised in Mehrauli to stimulate the voters to vote on February 8, responses received from the commuters/spectators were highly commendable.