Jamshedpur: The General Elections are round the corner. Political activities are at a all time high as expected. It is also the time when every citizen has to rise up to the occasion and perform a ritual – participate in electoral process and if do nothing else at least cast your vote.
Jamshedpur has always figured as one of the best cosmopolitan city in India to live in with an educated population. In the last General Elections held in 2009, the voting poll percentage of Jamshedpur (East) was only 44% and Jamshedpur (West) was only 38%. This gives a very poor picture of the voting exercise of the citizens of Jamshedpur.
Jamshedpur boasts of very high educational standards with 183 schools, 13 colleges including the likes of XLRI, MGM Medical College and NIT. The literacy rate is amongst the highest in the country with 87.50% (male – 92.15% and female – 82.47%). With a population of over 13 Lakhs and one of the largest Urban Agglomerate in Eastern India, it is time for us to participate in the electoral process and become a Zimmedar Nagrik of Jamshedpur.
Tata Group has taken up an initiative to bring about awareness among women voters of India to rise and participate through the ‘Power of 49’. We, as citizens of Jamshedpur, should ensure that each and every, eligible to cast vote, should exercise this right. “Today even when the remotest of villages have shown a sharp rise in the polling percentage then why not Jamshedpur?,” said an appeal from the Group.