Team Anna gears up for Sunday protest at Jantar MantarMarch 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Street plays, pamphlets to drum up support and a series of meetings to form teams of volunteers and take care of logistics — Team Anna is working overtime to ensure that their Sunday protest at Jantar Mantar is a success.
Anna Hazare will sit on a day-long fast at Jantar Mantar to demand that parliament pass the Lokpal bill and a stronger whistle-blower protection programme under the Jan Lokpal Bill.
“We have been preparing for the last ten days. We have been sending out SMSes, distributing pamphlets and doing street plays in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region),” said an official of Team Anna.
“We are focusing on the youth and street plays and interactive sessions are are being conducted in Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU),” added the official.
Speaking about the preparations at the venue of the protest, the official said that the marquee would be put up Saturday and all other arrangements including drinking water and sanitation will also be put in place.
“We have meetings daily to work out the details. Several teams have been formed to take care of the crowd, logistics, venue security etc.,” said the official
“The bills will be settled from the money that we had collected in last year’s agitation at Ramlila ground. However, we won’t be accepting any donations this time,” added the official.
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