Listening to political parties making false promises during the election period is quite an ordeal. Everyone knows the “so-called” leader on the stage is never going to pay heed to any requests made to him and will never keep his promise. To make sure the leaders do what they promise like promising better roads and clean environment, 23-year-old art teacher from Presidency School, Bengaluru decided to begin ‘No Road No Vote’ campaign.
Vidhya Shree stood on bad roads with a placard that read ‘No Road No Vote’ to highlight that the leaders have not been doing anything to help the people.
This social awareness campaign has been creating a lot of news in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and the areas near it.
“What made me take up the campaign is the pathetic condition of the roads in Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Initially, I didn’t expect this campaign to get so much response. Thanks to social media, it is now reaching every resident in our locality,” she told Deccan Herald. Vidhya Shree thinks good roads show good development.
Members of the Art Club and residents from Rajarajeshwari Nagar have also joined hands with Vidhya Shree. People have put placards with the slogan ‘No Road No Vote’ outside their houses.
“This is for the contestants who visit our houses seeking votes. ‘No Road’ is the report card of their work in the past five years, and ‘No Vote’ sends a strong message cautioning them not to take our votes for granted,” said Megha Ravi, a resident of Rajarajeshwari Nagar.
“It might be late, but it is the latest. In the era of new media, anything can happen in minutes.” Vidhya Shree knows that they are a tad late in starting the campaign.
Vidhya aims at spreading the campaign across Bengaluru before the elections are held.
Source: Deccan Herald