TN polls: a pro-Tamil party worker goes 'green'
Amidst the high decibel poll campaign for May 16 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, 55-year-old A Vinayarasu of 'Naam Tamizhar' party believes in subtlety, going about canvassing using a solar-powered amplifier system in Tirunelveli.
The idea to go in for a solar-powered amplifier system came up after some friends mooted it, he told PTI from Tirulenveli over phone.
It cost about Rs 15,000 which was sponsored by a friend staying abroad, Vinayarasu said.
The benefits of using solar-powered amplifier included no impact on the environment, besides doing away with charging requirements, he said.
Vinayarasu says once recharged by just parking the vehicle directly under the sun, the solar power system would yield energy for four days.
The voice through his amplifier reaches up to 500 feet, Vinayarasu said, adding that he covers up to 70-80 km on his two-wheeler, with his party, founded by actor-politician Seeman, sponsoring a car for the last leg of the campaign involving a week.
A staunch Tamil activist and a municipal ward councillor in 2001, Vinayarasu said his two-wheeler registration has been written in Tamil and he is focusing on local problems, including environmental issues.