Tvm: Young Indians (Yi), an initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is doing a campaign among the IT professionals in Kerala to motivate them to go out and cast their vote for the Assembly elections on April 13, 2011. Yi is focusing on IT Parks like the Technopark in Trivandrum and the Infopark in Kochi where about 40,000 techies are working.
Alex Augustine, Chapter Chair, YI Trivandrum and also MD, Teknokraaft Info Systems, an IT services company based in Trivandrum, said, “There is a general misconception among people that IT Professionals are moving away from the electoral process and our campaign is to motivate them to go out and vote. ‘We can, We will’ is the motto of Yi and we are asking the young techies to move forward and be part of this great democratic process. We are using banners, posters and emails to spread our message to the techie community.” While the Trivandrum Chapter of Yi is campaigning in Technopark, the Kochi Chapter is doing the same in Infopark.
Young Indians is an integral part of CII, India’s premier business association, formed with an objective of creating a platform for young Indians to realize the dream of a developed nation. The members, between the 25 – 40 age groups, comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals and progressive achievers from different walks of life.
Though companies in these IT Parks are yet to declare the voting day as a holiday, they are ready to give a few hours off for the employees to enable them exercise their franchise. But with the majority of the techies having their name in the voting list at their native place, it’s anybody guess as to how many will actually take that extra effort to go and cast their vote.
Kerala IT News