Swaroop C H

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Thought for the Day

22 Mar 2009

I had grown up among engineers, and I could remember the engineers of the twenties very well indeed: their open, shining intellects, their free and gentle humor, their agility and breadth of thought, the ease with which they shifted from one engineering field to another, and, for that matter, from technology to social concerns and art. Then, too, they personified good manners and delicacy of taste; well-bred speech that flowed evenly and was free of uncultured words; one of them might play a musical instrument, another dabble in painting; and their faces always bore a spiritual imprint.

-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, in his book "The Gulag Archipelago"

Though the Lok Sabha elections are just a month away, more than 50 per cent of voters in Bangalore still do not have Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC).

Ramakrishna blamed lackadaisical attitude of citizens, especially software professionals, for low EPIC coverage. “People working in IT and BT firms show indifference towards EPIC. Even though our officials go to their doorstep on weekends, they do not respond. They say that EPIC is of no use of them,” he pointed out.

However, there has been a good response from those living in slums, the official added.

-- Deccan Herald on March 20, 2009

Comments

Leo says:

I agree. But my parents gave the application almost a month back and have been going from centre to centre. Every where they confuse them more everytime..

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maverick says:

sorry to say..whats the use of getting voter identity.. choose a thief among 10 thieves.. i feel we should do our duty to help/feed those who need them.. i dont think my system gonna change.. though i wish my country be the best...

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