Every Vote Counts: LB Nagar Runners organise 10K Democracy Run on May 13

Let's Vote collaborated with Hyderabad Runner's Society and planning events to create voter awareness on right to vote

By Anoushka Caroline Williams  Published on  20 April 2024 10:45 AM GMT
Every Vote Counts: LB Nagar Runners organise 10K Democracy Run on May 13

Hyderabad: Let’sVote, an apolitical non-profit civil society organisation dedicated to promoting voter awareness since 2008, collaborated with LB Nagar Runners, a subgroup of the Hyderabad Runners Society, to organise a dynamic 10K Democracy Run aimed at fostering civic engagement ahead of the upcoming elections in Telangana on May 13.

Colonies came together for signature campaign

The event commenced with a signature campaign launch at Mansoorabad Pedda Cheruvu at 6:30 am on Saturday drawing the participation of enthusiastic citizens and runners alike. Embarking on a route that traversed various residential colonies including Bhavani Nagar, Saraswati Nagar, and Aditya Nagar, the runners steered through the streets of Mansoorabad Chowrastha, SouthEnd Park, GSI, Bandlaguda, and Anand Nagar before culminating at the Ajanta Ace gated community to address the residence.

Community support amid summer rains

Despite the summer rains, close to 2,000 individuals stopped along the route to learn about the significance of voting and cheer on the participants. Residents joined in, adding to the momentum of the event.

Covering key areas such as Nagole, Sai Nagar, Rock Town Colony, and Mansoorabad village, the runners dispersed to speak to the people about the democratic spirit as Telangana approaches election day. The event concluded with a collective ‘Pledge to Vote’ by both the runners and participants, symbolising their commitment to democratic participation.

Collective journey of Indian electorate

Sheela Panicker, founder member of Let’sVote, emphasised the significance of initiatives like the 10K Democracy Run, stating, “This event signifies the collective journey of the Indian electorate towards shaping the future of our nation through the Power of Voting.”

Panicker further expressed plans to conduct more walks, runs, and debates in residential colonies to engage with citizens in smaller groups, promoting the importance of voting and increasing the voting percentage.

With upcoming events planned, including a democracy walk on May 4 covering Malkajgiri and another on April 27 at Guntur, Let’sVote aims to continue fostering voter awareness and participation in the democratic process.

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