In view of the upcoming elections the office of the Chief Electoral Officer Gujarat State is spreading the message of using their voting rights through different mediums. Now they make election garba which will be played at every venues aware the people about the voting and also they will take nine pledges on ground regarding the elections.
The CD was launched on Thursday at Vadodara collector office among the presence of the artists and the garba organisers specially invited there. The CD contains garba songs related to elections and spread awareness among the public to use their voting rights. Titled ‘Matdaan No Garbo’ the songs was written by Dhruti Mankodi and music compose by Rahul Rande. The singers are Vadodara PWD Icon Rakesh Dave and students of Faculty of Performing Arts.
The songs are composed in such a way that it gives the message of voting to the people and also aware them about using their voting rights. “The lyrics are such that the youth from 18 se 21 years age group will get motivated. Iam associated with the Fine Arts garba for years and wrote traditional garbas there. But this is something special which is the people can enjoy. In one stanza a youngster says that they will vote and another one says that his or her neighbour asked him not to vote. Then another one said that the voting is their right and they will decide which type of government they want,” said Mankodi.
The CD will be played at the garba venues in between and the election commission also plans to make the people take nine pledges related to voting. It’s a unique concept of clubbing elections related awareness with the garba and the officials are hopeful that the idea will work.