Vote now, get marks for your kids

What began as an experiment in Blossoms School during the previous MP elections, has now become an exercise with some private schools.

On Tuesday, the Karnataka State Private Management Schools Association appealed to its 600 member schools, that students be utilised to ensure that their parents vote on March 28.

According to the module which was experimented, students from Class 1 to 9 will be awarded marks in the project if they ensured that their parents voted on the day of elections. For every parent, who votes, two marks will be awarded to his or her child in the project which has to be submitted in the second semester.

Shashi Kumar D, Director, Brain Child Research Centre and principal of Blossoms School said the module gave a broad knowledge to students what the process of exercising the franchise meant and its role in the system.

“The aim is to ensure that students motivate their parents to vote on the day of elections and not to waste their valuable vote which would be misused otherwise. By this project, students are indirectly becoming active in the system,” Shashi Kumar said.  He added that the association made the project known to its member schools who have expressed interest in implementing the same in their institutions.

For students who do not have the project in their syllabi, coupons will be given to students who can also avail gifts from the school managements.

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