Active participation of people in electoral process is key to healthy democracy: LG

LG Manoj Sinha during National Voters Day celebration in Jammu.
LG Manoj Sinha during National Voters Day celebration in Jammu.

Nothing like voting, I vote for sure: LG

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 25: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha while gracing the 13th National Voters’ Day celebrations today at Convention Centre in Jammu, said active participation of people in electoral process is key to healthy democracy.

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The Lt Governor said that this years’ theme of National Voters’ Day, “Nothing like voting, I vote for sure” reminds every citizen of their solemn duty towards the nation and democratic principles.
“On this occasion, let us take a pledge to keep the national interest paramount and rededicate ourselves to strengthen the democratic system,” he added.
The Lt Governor said, exercising the ‘Right to Vote’ is the expression of one’s opinion which holds high value in the democracy. He called for upholding the democratic traditions of the country and the dignity of free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections.
“Despite all the challenges, as the world’s largest democracy rooted in democratic values, we have developed a robust structure which has strengthened inclusive development and fulfilling hopes & aspirations of the people,” added the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor also appreciated the election officials for their invaluable contribution in efficiently improving voter registration, enhancing voters’ participation, educating and motivating voters.
The Lt Governor said under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the establishment of three-tier PRIs system and their participation in J&K’s developmental journey has truly empowered the common man.
He urged all remaining eligible citizens in the UT of J&K to enrol themselves in the Electoral Rolls and exercise the rights bestowed by the Indian Constitution.
The Lt Governor also administered the National Voters’ Day pledge and distributed electronic voter ID cards to newly registered voters.
On the occasion, Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner of India, through a video message, congratulated the people on National Voters’ Day.
Anil Salgotra, Joint Chief Electoral Officer, J&K gave a detailed briefing on the statistics of registration of new voters in J&K and the successful completion of the Delimitation process.
KK Sharma, State Election Commissioner, J&K; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; RK Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department; Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, joined the celebrations of National Voters’ Day at Convention Centre.
Rajinder Sharma, Mayor, JMC; Bharat Bhushan, Chairman DDC Jammu, besides representatives of political parties and people in large numbers were also present.