RWAs log in to motivate voters
The cyber world has become a new tool for Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) across the city to spread awareness about the upcoming municipal elections. Shaswati Das reports.delhi Updated: Mar 30, 2012 01:01 IST
The cyber world has become a new tool for Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) across the city to spread awareness about the upcoming municipal elections.
And it is not just the social media that has become an instrument of change — RWAs are also using their websites to motivate people to vote.
The Ekta Apartments RWA in Dwarka is one of them. With a 15-point agenda on the importance of voting, its website discusses what residents must expect from the candidate and how people can help in the conduct of the elections — monetarily and physically.
"We are aiming at 100% voting in Dwarka. The website encourages healthy discussions on various civic issues such as roads and lighting," said Rejimon CK, president, Dwarka Forum.
The Dwarka Forum is also actively encouraging residents to discuss issues of significance so that residents know what to expect from the candidate.
"In Dwarka, we have nearly 45,000 voters who will play a key role in the elections. We need to hear out residents' views on what they want and then accordingly pick the right candidate who will serve the residents well," Rejimon added.
In South Delhi areas such as Sarita Vihar, RWAs recently launched websites to garner more support from residents.
"We have launched a society website which will serve the residents better. We have some facilities on offer for them. Eventually, we can use this medium to spread awareness about the polls," said Pravin Srivastava, president, Sarita Vihar RWA (Pocket B).
In other areas, RWAs are using colourful posters to spread the word. "We are organising a poster-making competition to make the process as creative as possible. Residents are pitching in with posters, poems and other online creative support," said Rajiv Kakria, member of GK RWA.