Seniors organise enrollment camp for Aadhaar

Senior citizens of Brigade Millennium apartments took the lead to organise the much needed Aadhaar Camp in our enclave with Mayflower flat’s lobby as the venue between January 4th and 20th.

The residents, under the umbrella of ‘Elders Forum’ contacted UID officials, who pointed them to one of their contract agencies, Mars Systems. Since there were 800+ apartments, the residents found it convenient to organise a camp. Resident volunteers coordinated each block and allotted specific timings for enrollment. They could also ensure domestic help and drivers employed in the complex could register. 

The UI camp was conducted in a spirit of team work by several elders of our enclave. The five apartment owners associations in the complex, provided excellent facilities including staff support to this community endeavour.

More than 1600 residents from these blocks (around 98% turnout) and some staff benefited immensely with such a facility at their doorstep.

Public centres

UI enrollment centres have been opened across the city at banks and post offices. For addresses, see: appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx

Aadhaar camps

Enrollment camps at your organisation or apartment, contact:
Chief Executive Officer, Centre for e-Governance
Room No:146A, Multi-Storied Building, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore 560 001.
Ph:22373840, Email: ceoceg@karnataka.gov.in, cegkarnataka@gmail.com

UIDAI Regional Office, Khanija Bhavan, No. 49, 3rd Floor, South Wing Race Course Road, Bangalore 560001 Grievance Cell: 22340864 Email: uidroblr@gmail.com Reception: 22340104

The initiative to organise such a camp came from several senior citizens of the Elders Forum, notably O P Ramaswamy, Chellappa, Sudarshanam, Nagaraj, Seetharam Pratap Kumar, Nair, Raghavan and Bhat. Professor Bhat volunteered to coordinate the programme.

The Espirit de Corps was further exemplified by N R Veguswamy aged 102, a resident of Cassia block who came for enrollment along with his son, Jayaraman aged 69, grandson Anand aged 38 and great-grandson Abhinav aged 3!

Aadhar Enrollment at Brigade Millennium.

This definitely is an unique and proud moment for all living in this enclave. Perhaps it is also a record in Bangalore. It was delight to see Venguswamy walk straight from his flat without even a walking stick and take his position behind the camera.

This act of our centenarian neighbour is a testimony to his exploits in his younger day exploit when he had to trekked all the way from Rangoon (Burma) to Calcutta in 1938, to escape being captured by the enemy forces.

Kudos to elders’ spirit.

3 Comments

  1. How to call the aadhar officers to appartment, we are at basavanagar, Near to HAL tried with local bbmp but not able to proceed much

  2. In Mysore, I had got nearly 3200 students enrolled for Aadhaar with the help of UIDAI authorities sparing me four systems with operators. In consultation with College/School Principals of St.Philomenas, St.Josephs, St.Mathews and other colleges in Bannimantap area, systems were set up in their colleges, a staff member was entrusted with the responsibility of organisation etc. This shows that with a little initiative like this and of Brigades residents, it is possible to help the authorities to achieve their goal and also render novel and noble help to the residents who may be either hard up for time/energy to go to some remote corner for obtaining Aadhaar. A similar exercise for helping students of degree colleges to obtain Voter IDs (EPICs) was conducted and more than 4000 students from Mahajana College, Maharaja College, Yuvaraja College, JSS and other colleges were enabled with EPICs with proactive help from Election Commission officers and officials in Mysore. ECI has confirmed that they have written letters to Heads of Institutions to conduct such an exercise for helping the student community to participate in the democratic process of India. Social Activists/NGOs may also take initiative and do such exercises since without active help from the citizens, it is difficult to achieve any good progress for a good cause. While we claim citizens’ rights, we are not discharging our duties and responsibilities. Time to get involved and help the system to improve.

    Mysore was selected along with other two cities for a pilot project for Aadhaar last year. UIDAI scored nearly 96 per cent enrolment. Still there were others who had not registered.

  3. We in Brigade Residency in Uttarahalli Main Road, also arranged Aadhar camp in our premises and 200 odd families were benefitted by the programme.
    Srinivasan

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