Lok Sabha elections 2019: LPG cylinders to be ‘ambassadors’ of LS polls awareness in Patna
Gas cylinders with awareness stickers carrying the district’s logo would reach thousands of households, be it in villages, panchayats or urban homes and remind people to exercise their voting rights, said Ravi.Updated: May 03, 2019, 15:00 IST
LPG cylinders reaching kitchens would now carry messages asking people to cast their votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
Cylinders with stickers carrying messages like ‘Vote karega sara Patna ‘ (entire Patna would cast votes ) were flagged off by district magistrate DM Kumar Ravi on Wednesday, reiterating the district administration’s commitment to make the electorate aware of their rights and motivate people to turn up in large numbers at polling booths and cast their votes.
Gas cylinders with awareness stickers carrying the district’s logo would reach thousands of households, be it in villages, panchayats or urban homes and remind people to exercise their voting rights, said Ravi.
“The stickers also carry a tollfree voters’ helpline number1950working round the clock.”
Sudhanshu Singh of Vaishali Enterprises, Danapur said ten employees were deputed to paste stickers on LPG cylinders for delivery to about 20,000 customers in both urban and rural areas.
The district administration has also launched a host of other awareness programmes to mobilise maximum participation of people in the Lok Sabha polls.
The DM said all the 23 blocks were directed to hold night chaupals where government officials would organise interactive sessions with villagers, including elderly members, and make them aware about the assured facilities being made available at polling booths.
The district administration has made arrangements for felicitation of all first time voters, as well as those above 90 years of age, and physically challenged voters.
A variety of awareness programmes including activities in schools, motorcycle and cycle rallies and essay competitions were being organised in different blocks of the district.