Five ways to support Anna Hazare’s protest from office
| August 18,2011 05:03 pm IST
Anna Hazare and Jan Lokpal Bill is one of the hottest topics these days—everyone’s talking about it. A large number of people are joining Anna Hazare’s protest by coming out on roads raising banners and slogans against the government.
Many even got themselves arrested soon after Delhi Police arrested Anna Hazare.
Almost everyone, except some blindly loyal Congress supporters, are joining Anna’s protest either physically or virtually by expressing support through social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.
If you too want to join Anna’s protest, but for some reasons are unable to do that in person, here are some ways you can still be in…
1. Wear Merchandise T-Shirts
One very good way to express your support for Anna Hazare and his movement from office is wearing T-shirts, Nehru caps, etc. bearing lines like “Main Anna Hoon”, “I am Anna”, and carrying India Against Corruption logos. These things are easily available these days. For more information about it, log on to India Against Corruption's official website.
2. Online Activism
If you are unable to take to the streets to protest and campaign with other Anna supporters, you can still easily campaign using social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and on other online platforms.
Tweet about it, post links, status messages, apply pic badges, invite friends to India Against Corruption's Facebook page while maintaining decorum of the social space you are in. Liking posts, links and comments of other Facebook users and retweeting tweets of others is one good way of spreading the fire.
3. Sport Black Armbands
Black Armbands are originally used as a sign of mourning. They became popular as a sign of solidarity in the April protest of Anna Hazare.
4. Educate yourself and others about Jan Lokpal Bill. Get the details on www.annahazare.org
5. File grievance: Use the constitutional methods: File a grievance to the Presidents secretariat using this link http://helpline.rb.nic.in/. Express your support for Anna Hazare’s protest—the more grievances they receive, the louder will be our voice.