Members of service organisations and students from various colleges participated in the walkathon organised here to motivate voters to exercise their franchise.

Carrying placards, they also raised slogans appealing voters to do their democratic duty. Collector Jayashree Muralidharan flagged off the walkathon, which started at Uzhavar Sandhai and reached E.R. Higher Secondary School. V.P. Thandapani, Corporation Commissioner, and K. Balamurugan, Regional Passport Officer, took part. Members of Youth Exnora International, Junior Chamber of India, Indian Red Cross, Samarpanam Foundation and NSS volunteers participated.