Why is this year going to be special for the voters of Jharkhand, the Governor will honor these two people today

In democracy, the Constitution has given many rights to every citizen of the country. The biggest right in this is voting. This is a person’s personal “opinion”. National Voters’ Day is celebrated to remind individuals of their democratic rights. The year 2024 is going to be special for the voters. This year, voters will get a chance to use their vote in the Lok Sabha elections after five years. Jharkhand assembly elections are also held this year. And municipal corporation elections will be held. In such a situation, before the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has released the list of total voters of seven assembly constituencies included in Ranchi Lok Sabha constituency on January 1.

Today the Governor will honor two senior voters

The Election Commission of India is celebrating National Voters’ Day on Thursday. The state level event will be held in Aryabhatta Auditorium of Ranchi University. Governor CP Radhakrishnan will be the chief guest of the program organized from 12 noon. During this, two senior voters of Ranchi assembly constituency will be honoured. These senior voters remembered their first vote.

When I reached the booth, my name was voted.

Savitri Singh (76 years old) of Tiki Toli, Kanke, says that now the system has become fine. After the introduction of EVM, the disturbances have reduced. The earlier situation was quite dire. Sharing her experience, Savitri Singh says: Earlier, votes were cast through ballot papers. Even identity card was not mandatory. Then it was possible that someone could cast someone’s vote. Once I also left the house with full enthusiasm to vote. But when I reached the polling station, I came to know that someone had voted in my name. Then he had to return from the polling station disappointed. I regretted this in my mind for a long time. Missing a vote feels like something has been lost or someone has taken away my rights. Therefore, whenever elections are held, I go to the polling station early in the morning and stand in the queue. So that no one else can vote in my name.

For the first time, I went four kilometers away on bicycle to vote.

Motilal Sahu of Tikli Toli, Kanke is 70 years old. Motilal has been exercising his franchise since 1970. Sharing his experience of voting for the first time, he said: I went to vote after covering a distance of four kilometers by bicycle. This four kilometer journey was full of difficulties. It took a lot of effort to find the polling station. Unlike today, information about name and booth could not be found in the voter list as easily. In the elections of 1970, the people with influence used to cast the votes of the weak people. Even after complaining, proper action was not taken. Today there are many helpline numbers and mobile apps for receiving complaints and information. Voting is also being done by machine. When I went to vote for the first time, I could not find my name in the list even after spending hours outside three booths. When I saw the name in the fourth booth, I jumped with joy.

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