School children will motivate their parents to vote by taking their signature on affidavits as promise to cast vote in the upcoming polls in the state.
The school education department is going to start a campaign for students of classes 1 to 12 under which students will ask their parents to sign on forms which will be their oath to exercise the right to adult suffrage in the legislative assembly polls due in November and the general elections which will follow next year.
“There is no official order on this, but yes there is going to be an awareness campaign wherein parents will be persuaded by their children by signing on the forms and pledging to cast vote," said district education officer Sanjay Goyal.
The district education officer will be the nodal officer for this awareness campaign.
Goyal said that the forms will be submitted in schools after parents sign on it. However, it will not be mandatory for all students to be a part of the campaign.
"Voting is not a mandatory procedure and thus no student will be bound to be a part of this campaign" Goyal said.
Students of both private and government schools will be a part of this campaign. The school education department has also recommended schools to conduct more of such awareness campaigns amongst students who are the future voters of our country.
“Students of class 12 and collegiate are being enlisted as they will soon be potential voters as well as schools are conducting activities to make children understand the importance of voting," said Goyal.