A meeting was convened by Forum for Electoral Integrity by the students of OUT REACH Department of Loyola college on Thursday 20th Jan 2011. There were two sessions, one in the morning between 10 am and 12 noon and another in the afternoon between 2 and 4 pm. About 500 students participated in each session. The program was organised for spreading the message of free and fair elections through students who are planning to conduct camps in 200 slums and villages.
Mr. Devasagayam, Mr.S.P. Ambrose, Mr.N.L. Raja, Mr. Padam A Narayanan participated and spoke about the role of students in the ensuing elections, Mr. Naresh Gupta explained the various procedures of enrolling as voter and getting EPIC (Electors Photo Identity Card) with a Power point Presentation. Mr. Subramani spoke about 5th Pillar's involvement in the reform process with (ppt on incomplete india and break the silence) which was appreciated by all the students and dignitaries.
Mr. Praveen Kumar CEO TN and Ms. Amutha Addl.CEO also present and clarified all the queries raised by students. Fr, Anto, Director of Outreach Department, Mr. Gladstone Xavier Asst Profesor, Prof. Shanmugavelayutham of Loyola actively participated in the meeting.
It has been decided by the forum to conduct more such meetings in various colleges in the city and also in other places before the assembly elections.