Youth urged to exercise franchise
On the occasion of National Voters’ Day here on Sunday, District Collector K Ilambarithi personally interacted with a large number of youth, who were newly enrolled as voters to create awareness among them regarding the right to vote.
Khammam: On the occasion of National Voters’ Day here on Sunday, District Collector K Ilambarithi personally interacted with a large number of youth, who were newly enrolled as voters to create awareness among them regarding the right to vote.
The District Collector told the young men and women, his father explained to him about the importance of vote during his childhood and used to take him to the polling booth on election days. He said that the youth should not sell their votes for money or liquor and should exercise their franchise very carefully to make democracy function successfully in the country. Democracy would be in peril if votes were sold or purchased and it was a crime, he warned.
Nalgonda: Nalgonda District Joint Collector Dr Satyanarayana exhorted the youth, who completed 18 years of age, to enroll their name as voters without fail.
Speaking at the National Voters’ Day celebrations organised at Clock Tower Centre in Nalgonda town, the Joint Collector said that India, which has a population of 125 crores, is one of the largest democratic country in the world. In 2014 general elections, 54 crores of voters exercised their franchise and it was the maximum turnout of voters so far in elections held across the world.
Karimnagar: District Collector Neetu Prasad said that the future of the country depends upon the way people exercise their franchise. Participating in the National Voters’ Day, she said that every adult citizen should cast his/her vote without fail for the successful functioning of democracy. Voters should not be influenced by money or liquor, she said.
To mark the occasion, the District Collector flagged off a huge rally from the Arts College in the town to the Collectorate to create awareness among the voters. Later, she distributed voter ID cards to the newly enrolled voters.
Nizamabad: District Collector Ronald Ross, stating that India is the largest democracy in the world, said that every citizen should exercise his/her franchise judiciously. Participating in a programme organized on the occasion of National Voters’ Day, he said that it was a matter of great pride that there was a huge turnout of voters in the 2014 general elections. Voters participated in the elections enthusiastically, he said.
However, Ronald Ross lamented that only 54 per cent of people turned up to vote in Nizamabad district during the last general elections and this was not good for democracy.
The Collector made the youth take a pledge on the occasion.
Siddipet: As part of the National Voters’ Day, an awareness rally was taken out at Palamakula Village in Nangunur Mandal of Medak district. The event was jointly organised by Rural Social Development Society and Nava Chaitanya, NGOs, which are working for the upliftment of the masses in that area.