BENGALURU: With the aim to report more acts of do-gooders in the city and to encourage ‘journalism of positivity’, Meenakshi Ravikrishna, has started an online campaign called #BetterCitizensBetterCity on Twitter.
On March 29 she posted a testimonial using the hashtag BetterCitizen Better Bengaluru, “Got down at Sandal Soap Metro Station. Took an auto to reach Vivekananda College unaware of the fact that it is hardly 500 metres away. Auto Driver gave me back `5 when I paid him a minimum amount of `25. I met a better citizen today what about you,” she says.The post has since been re-tweeted a few times and has been welcomed by many on the microblogging website.
In another post, she writes under the same hashtag, “In spite of plastic ban, people use paper cups, plastic cups, straws and plastic covers for parcel too. A better citizen came up with glass bottles for serving and take away of juices at Vasudeva Adigas. I am a proud Bengalurean. Are you?”
Speaking with the City Express, Meenakshi, says, “This is just the start and I will take this up in a bigger way very soon. We read about bad things in the news everyday and there is no sense of anything good happening. Positive vibes are needed in society, so how about everyone reporting about good things happening to them in various aspects of their lives.”
She wants the campaign to not only be limited to Bengaluru but also spread outside the city. “For those posting from outside, they can post their stories under the hastag Better Citizen Better City,”