Mumbai: In preparation of the general election to be held in the next few months, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to take part in the election awareness campaign titled ‘Lokshahi Pandravdha’. The Maharashtra government’s campaign will include election awareness drive in schools, colleges, university and public places. The 15-day campaign will start on January 26 (Saturday)., Under the campaign, every corporator and BMC ward official will have to visit schools, colleges and public places in their localities to raise political awareness among citizens.
“Questions like importance of democracy, voting and good governance would be addressed through the meets,” said Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, the BMC mayor. The primary aim of the campaign is to increase the voting percentages in the city, added Mahadeshwar. Especially, the South Mumbai constituency has always recorded a low voter turnout that never crossed 50-55%.
“The civic body will initiate awareness campaign through posters and banners across the city, radio jingles, announcements in buses and trains. The organisers will hold debates competitions in schools and at the university level,” said Jayant Naik, assistant assessor and collector elections, BMC.