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With just two days to go for Phase 2 of the 17th Lok Sabha Polls, civic campaigns complement the Election Commission of India’s back-to-back activities on creating awareness about the right to vote. As part of the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities by the Election Commission, Greater Chennai Corporation has organised various activities such as Parasailing, bike rally and workshops to reach out to the voters.
The website of the Chief Electoral officer, Tamil Nadu is filled with awareness videos by eminent film personalities such as Vijay Sethupathi and Vivek. Created by the Election Commission, #MakeYourMarkTN is among the most trending hashtags on Twitter.
In the same vein, educational institutions are sensitising the public on exercising their franchise. Here are some of the creative campaigns in Chennai.
A street name that has been around for centuries becomes an integral part of local history; changing it for cosmetic reasons or short term posturing serves little purpose, writes blogger and historian V Sriram.
Sriperumbudur voters, if you are wondering what your MP K N Ramachandran has done in the last five years — how he used his local area development (MPLAD) funds, or the issues that he raised in Parliament — here’s a report card.