Street plays to urge voters not to fall for luresNews — By The Desk on January 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM
INDIAN EXPRESS: Moving a step forward in creating awareness on exercising the right to vote, the election department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to undertake a campaign through street plays. The campaign is aimed at urging voters not to fall prey to offers of alcohol, cash, gifts or other enticements from candidates.
“As per the guidelines of the Election Commission, the PMC has undertaken the campaign to create awareness on exercising the right to vote in civic polls. The election office will employ the services of a drama troupe, which will appeal to voters not to fall prey to offers by candidates,” said Sanjay More, PRO of PMC and in charge of the election campaign for PMC.
He said the civic body has already undertaken work to create awareness about voting by putting up hoardings across the city. “The PMC has also distributed CDs in theatres across the city, urging citizens to vote in civic polls,” More said.
“The Election Commission has finalised the troupe and cleared the script for the street plays. The PMC will facilitate the programme in its jurisdiction,” More said.
PMC has identified 46 locations where the street plays will be staged. “These locations are mainly at busy places like Pune station, Shivajinagar station, in front of the collector’s office, market places, shopping complexes and malls.” The plays will be staged till the polling day to reach out as many voters as possible, More added.