Addressing a program organized by the Election Commission as the chief guest on the thirteenth National Voters’ Day, the President expressed happiness over the increasing active participation of women in the democratic process and termed it as a major achievement of the electoral process.
New Delhi. Underlining the indifference towards voting among privileged people and youth, President Draupadi Murmu on Wednesday called upon voters to consider voting as their contribution to nation building and must vote with the spirit of nation paramount. Addressing a program organized by the Election Commission as the chief guest on the thirteenth National Voters’ Day, the President expressed happiness over the increasing active participation of women in the democratic process and termed it as a major achievement of the electoral process. On this occasion, Murmu presented the National Awards 2022 to the officers who played an important role in the direction of best electoral practice. The President said, “My personal experience as a public servant has been that brothers and sisters from rural areas and deprived sections have a lot of faith in the election process and also participate in a big way.
Relatively less enthusiasm is being seen among privileged people and youth towards elections. He said that the Election Commission has also underlined this indifference towards voting. He said, “I request all the citizens to consider voting as their contribution to nation building and must vote with the spirit of nation paramount.” On this occasion, “I am India, we are the voters of India”. Referring to the performance of the song, President Murmu said that it also emphasized on the national duty of voting. He said that the message given in this song is that “we are the creator of India’s destiny, we are the voters of India”. He said, “We should vote for India”.
Murmu said that the combined efforts of the voters and the Election Commission strengthen the electoral process. He said that Indian democracy is respected as the most vibrant and stable democracy in the world and the Election Commission of India is providing guidance for election management in many countries of the world. Appreciating the contributions of voters, the Election Commission, various political parties, associations, media and non-governmental organizations behind the stupendous success of the electoral process in India, the President said that through elections a social revolution has been possible in the country during the last seven decades. happened. He said, “It is a great success of our democracy that the common voter living in remote areas feels that who will run the governance of the country or the state and how it will be run.
It has a decisive role to play in deciding this.” He said that Indian democracy is continuously moving towards achieving the objective of social, economic and political justice enshrined in the Constitution. He expressed confidence that with the combined efforts of the Election Commission and all other participants, the country’s democracy will become stronger. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, Chief Election Commissioner were also present at the function. President Murmu said that it is a great achievement of the election process and democracy that the active participation of women in the democratic process is continuously increasing. Mentioning that for the first time in the history of Parliament, the number of women members crossed the figure of 100 to reach 115, he said that from Gram Panchayat to Parliament, the sisters and daughters of the country are actively contributing in strengthening democracy.
“Their activism and numbers should increase further,” he said. He also expressed happiness that the Commission has taken steps to enhance facilities for backward tribals, differently-abled, veterans and transgender voters to make the election process more inclusive. Special efforts are being made for Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Law SP Singh Baghel, Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and senior officials of the Election Commission were present in the programme.
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