: The district administration organised an awareness programme for young voters at Baridshahi park in Bidar on Tuesday.

Sidramayya Swamy, district unit president of the Karnataka Union of Working Journalists, urged the youth to vote on polling day. He asked them to stay away from the temptations of money and alcohol and the trend of preferring candidates of their own caste.

H. B Bharashetty, Assistant Director, Department of Youth Services and Sports, said the Election commission of India was implementing the Systematic voter education and electoral participation programme to create awareness among voters.

S. Raviraj, Assistant Director, Department of Information, and Shivayya Swamy, national youth award winner, were present.