Voluntary service pours in to help voters, officials
Despite the looming COVID-19 menace, many college students enrolled beneath the National Service Scheme (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC), Student Police Cadet (SPC), and Student Police Cadet Volunteer Corps (SVC) voluntarily turned up for serving to the election authorities and voters in varied polling stations in Kozhikode district on Tuesday.
When the vast majority of NSS and NCC volunteers from faculties assumed the position of Special Police Officers, their SPC and SVC counterparts in faculties labored as volunteers to information the voters together with the otherwise abled and senior residents to the cubicles.
Though there was an official directive to drop the deployment of SPC volunteers throughout elections, it was reconsidered following the request from varied Station House Officers in the agricultural areas. The major difficulty raised was the scarcity of volunteers for aiding the aged voters in varied cubicles. Also, there was a scarcity of officials to oversee the implementation of social distancing protocol.
A Student Police Cadet from Koyilandy mentioned he turned up for responsibility together with a few of his shut mates, because the polling cubicles in his space had been badly in want of supporting workers. “We came to know about the shortage during a chat with one of the police officials in charge of our training activities. As we were all prepared, we could offer our service in time,” he mentioned.
K. Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Nodal officer, SPC (Kozhikode rural), mentioned practically 700 college students had been allowed to work as volunteers as they individually got here ahead with the request and their dad and mom had been very joyful to cooperate with the transfer. “Our District Police Chief A. Sreenivas, Additional Superintendent of Police M. Pradeepkumar, and SPC Nodal Officer C. Sundareshan, were all in support of their independent decision as they had played a very important role in their training and other motivation activities,” he mentioned.
At the otherwise abled pleasant cubicles, there have been 3,200 NSS volunteers from varied greater secondary faculties on responsibility. NSS District Coordinator S. Sreechith mentioned the coed volunteers made their entry by wholeheartedly taking on District Collector S. Sambasiva Rao’s name for making a barrier-free atmosphere in all polling stations, he mentioned.