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Apr 27, 2009

CII creates awareness ..

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Coimbatore, and the local chapter of Young Indians are distributing flyers urging people to vote.Ravi Sam, Chairman of the CII, Coimbatore Zone, told ‘ that democracy gave one the right to vote. However, only if the eligible voters exercised their franchise would the democracy work.

All the eligible voters should cast their vote. The flyers were aimed at creating awareness.With the support of about 10 companies, the CII had printed 50,000 flyers and during the last one week distributed almost 40,000. These were given to industrial associations, companies and colleges, targeting places where there was a large pool of eligible voters.

These were also sent to companies in Erode, Tirupur, Salem and the Nilgiris districts.“This is a commitment from the CII to create awareness and there has been good response,” he said.The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, and other trade and industrial bodies here have jointly drafted 10 demands for the development of Coimbatore.These have been printed in English and Tamil and distributed, urging people to place these demands before candidates who come seeking votes.

The pamphlet also says: “Your voice and your vote can make the difference”, “Vote for Vibrant Coimbatore. Voting is Your Duty.”About 50,000 copies were printed and almost all have been distributed.Public should be aware of what they should ask for and the focus should be on development. Not only the candidates and political parties but public should also be aware of the needs of Coimbatore, according to Mahendra Ramdass, president of the chamber.

Individual associations have also printed similar pamphlets, he says.

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