Voter education through street plays

Lamjung, November 23

As the upcoming elections draw close, Manjari theatre group of Lamjung is very much active in making people aware about voting rights and methods through street plays.

“Most of the voters in the district are found to be unaware about elections and voting process as voter education programme did not reach many people. We have been teaching them about when and how to vote through our street plays,” said the theater group chairperson Kedar Bohara.

Street shows are being staged in coordination the Election Commission and District Election Office. Besides the Manjari theater group, Himali Stage Kathmandu is also involved in stage shows. “Street shows are being staged to minimise the number of invalid votes,” said Himali Theatre chairperson and street shows’ coordinator Hari Adhikari.

The district comprising four municipalities and as many rural municipalities has a total of 123 voting stations and 165 voting centres. Some 165 voter education facilitators have been deployed in the district to teach voters about how to vote in the upcoming elections.