PUNE: 'I'll Vote Campaign', an initiative launched by the Sakal Media Group, received an overwhelming response at the Arihant Education Foundation from students and teachers.
The students took a pledge to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in large numbers.
The campaign is undertaken to encourage the youth to vote and participate in the election process.
The programme was conducted at the Arhihant Group of Institutes in Camp, which was attended by Foundation President, Shailesh Pagariya, Foundation Director, Atish Chordiya, Dr K R Sanap, Principal, Arihant Arts, Commerce and Science College, Dr Sujata Admuthe, Principal, Arihant College of Education and staff members.
Santosh Shaligram from Sakal administered the oath to the students.
During his inaugural address, Dr Sanap said that voting can change the future of the country and hence more and more people should come out and vote.
There is a need to create awareness about voting among the younger generation.This campaign will help ensure that there is a high percentage of voting in the country. If everyone votes and uses his democratic right, it will help bring about a change and better candidates will be elected.
— Shailesh Pagariya,
President, Arihant Education Foundation
I appreciate this initiative taken by the Sakal Media Group which is conducting awareness about voting among new voters and young students. This will help bring a change in the present system. The new voters must come out in large numbers to vote.
— Dr K R Sanap, Principal, Arihant Arts, Commerce and Science College
The initiative taken by the Election Commission and the Sakal Media Group, will ensure that the voting percentage will be higher than the last elections. I think that the figure could even reach a whooping 90 per cent. This time the problems of not been registered in voting list are less and this will be helpful.
— Dr Sujata Admuthe,
Principal, Arihant College of Education