Jamshedpur, April 25: More than 2000 schools including private and public will participate in making a human chain early in the morning to spread awareness on voting this parliamentary election. More than 5 lakh students are expected to participate in the activity that will start around 7:30 am.
School students will also write letters to their parents to exercise their franchise. This would be a part of voter awareness campaigns on the directive of the Election Commission of India and circulated through the district education office and the SDO office. A number of activities have been planned by all government and private schools.
” We have plans to send 5 lakh letters to the Election Commission of India from East Singhbhum. So, we have asked schools to make their students to write letters to their parents motivating them to vote. Several activities will be organised too so that parents go and vote increasing the voter turnout from the districts,” said East Singhbhum district education officer (DEO) Shivendra Kumar.
Later, schools will also have to organise painting competition, poster, slogan and essay writing competitions and other activities. Apart from the Bharat Scouts and Guides in schools have also asked to organise rally on May 6.
The Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency that has 15,51,297 voters had recorded 66.38 per cent of voting 2014. A total of 10.49 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency that comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments Baharagora Ghatshila, Potka, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West.