Hyderabad: Volunteers from all age groups played an important part in guiding and helping persons with special needs and senior citizens across polling stations in Hyderabad.
Youngsters, mostly drawn from the National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Cadet Corps (NCC) turned up in large numbers in their specially designed T-shirts to help senior citizens, persons with disabilities and so on.
“This is my first time volunteering during elections and I am very excited. We were asked to report by 6.30 am and we will be here assisting voters till 5.30 pm,” said a beaming Sirisha Reddy, a M.Sc second year student at RBVRR College, Narayanguda polling booth.
Youngsters pointed out that they came to help on voluntary basis and did not expect the authorities to provide them with refreshments.
“I have brought my lunch box with me. I just want to help people who need some guidance,” said Vijay, a student stationed at RBVRR Women’s college.