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To spread poll awareness, RWAs organise poster-making competition

‘Vote or be fooled for the next five years’ was the slogan of the Residents Welfare Associations (RWA) of the city in a voter awareness campaign launched by them at Lodhi Garden on Sunday.

delhi Updated: Apr 02, 2012 00:26 IST
Astha Saxena

‘Vote or be fooled for the next five years’ was the slogan of the Residents Welfare Associations (RWA) of the city in a voter awareness campaign launched by them at Lodhi Garden on Sunday. The RWAs along with Flavour of Art foundation, an NGO, conducted a banner-painting session to encourage people to cast their vote in the upcoming MCD elections.

“People from all age groups have designed some beautiful posters. They were really excited about the campaign. We have got more than 50 posters and a big banner supporting our cause,” said Rajeev Kakria from RWA of Greater Kailash I.

The posters will be collected and will be displayed at an exhibition after the elections are over. Delhites will vote for the three municipal corporations — north, south and east on April 15. The results will be out on April 17.

“The posters will be displayed in an art gallery once the elections are over. We are yet to decide the venue. But surely, the top three winners will be awarded,” added Kakria.

The banners and posters have been uploaded on the website www.flavourofart.org from where the residents and candidates can download and distribute them in their area.

“We had prepared a giant 70ft banner and a large number of posters to spread the message. We have also prepared songs and street plays to encourage the voter to vote. People can download the posters and distribute them in their area,” said Ratna Deep, founder trustee, Flavour of Art foundation.

The Delhi Heritage Photography Group was also present in the campaign. This was the second campaign organised by the RWAs in the city. The first one was organised at Purana Quila on March 25. The RWAs are now planning to conduct their next awareness campaign at DU so that they can get the support of the young voters.

“Young voters are an important part of the city. If they will come out and vote, the voters’ turnout will surely increase. We are now planning to take our campaign to the next level. We will ask the university students to participate in our campaign and cast their vote this year,” said Kakria.