Students take Vepery road to stress on importance of voting
Around 200 students of the Guru Shree Shantivijai Jain College for Women in association with the Corporation of Chennai, formed a human chain on the Vepery High Road to create awareness on the importance of voting, recently.
The students held placards and banners stressing on the importance of exercising one’s franchise.
Most of the students, who had turned 18 years of age, had registered themselves in the electoral rolls after the college urged them to exercise their right to vote. “This campaign will not only create awareness among these students, but also make sure that they, in turn, take the message to their families and friends,” said Uma Raman, the dean of the college. Over 2,000 students were reached through this campaign by the student’s council of the college.
“Right now, students are one of the largest sections of the population and we can change or make any democracy,” said Rakshitha, the students’ council president. She also said that a review would be done to make sure that all eligible students are enrolled in the electoral rolls.
Similar campaigns are being conducted in other colleges and corporate housing locations in the run up to the general elections in 2014, said Renganathan, executive engineer of Zone 5 of the Chennai Corporation. He also said that a special summary revision of the rolls is scheduled to be published in January.