Addressing on National Voters’ Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday that the right to vote must be respected, noting that folks round the world have struggled tons for it.
Addressing the 11th National Voters’ Day Celebrations, Kovind said even in America, which is understood to be one among the leading democracies within the world, people had to undertake decades of struggle to urge this right.
In Britain, women got the right to vote after an extended fight, he said.
The condition was similar in India before Independence. But after India’s Independence, anyone of 21 years aged and above were allowed. The age was later reduced to 18, he said.
We should always respect the precious right to vote. the proper to vote isn’t an easy right. People round the world have struggled tons for this. Since Independence, our Constitution has given equal voting rights to all or any citizens with none discrimination on the idea of merit, religion, race, caste, Kovind said.
The President said B R Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, considered the proper to vote as paramount.
Therefore, it’s the responsibility of all folks , especially our youth, who get the proper to vote for the primary time, to exercise their franchise with the utmost sincerity and encourage others too to try to to so, he added.
He also praised the committee for conducting successful and safe elections in Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Voters’ Day is widely known on January 25 per annum since 2011 to mark the inspiration day of the committee of India.