Volunteers of Vivekananda Institute of Leadership Development (V-LEAD), a unit of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), on Tuesday staged a street play at the busy city bus-stand here to drive home an important message. They urged those who had attained 18 years to get their names enrolled in the voters’ list.
This is part of V-LEAD’s voter awareness campaign that began in October this year.
The institute has been holding voter clinics at public places such as bus-stands and railway station to sensitise young people on the importance of voting.
The campaign is being held in urban and rural areas of Mysore district in view of the Lok Sabha elections next year.
V-LEAD deputy director Manoj Sebastian said that more than 22 colleges here had been covered by the volunteers.
“The students are responding to our appeals and getting their names enrolled in the voters’ list,” he said.
After the first phase of the campaign, the volunteers, in the second phase, would focus on educating voters on electing the right candidate to be their representative, he said. The campaign at the city bus-stand was inaugurated by Divisional Controller of KSRTC (Urban) Ramesh, who distributed pamphlets on educating voters.