Andhra Pradesh: National Voters' Day elicits huge emotions

KAKINADA: A number of government and private institutions took out processions and rallies on the eve of National Voters Day. East Godavari District Collector Karthikeya Misra said that voters should exercise their right while youth who have completed 18 years should enrol as voters.

Participating as chief guest in a National Voters Day celebration at JNTUK Alumni Auditorium on Thursday, the collector said that in a democratic country, voters should elect right leaders to help the nation as well as the state develop as per the aspirations of voters. He exhorted teachers to guide the students for better future. 

Superintendent of Police Vishal Gunni said that voters should understand the responsibility they have of choosing right leaders for the state and nation who could protect democracy and elect responsible leaders through their vote. He said that efforts have been made by the revenue and police departments for fair and free voting during times of the elections and the voters should use their right to vote freely.

The JNTUK Vice-Chancellor V.S.S. Kumar said that failing to vote would affect the democracy and voters should know the value of vote. Joint Collector A. Mallikarjuna said that voting percentage should increase every time, this would be possible through active participation of voters. Mr Misra felicitated senior voters and the newly enrolled voters and handed over voter cards to new voters and administered pledge. 

Earlier the Joint Collector A.Mallikarjuna flagged off the rally organized from Bhanugudi Center to JNTUK for creating awareness among the people on voters' day.

In West Godavari,  the District Collector K.Bhaskar exhorted the voters to exercise their vote without meeting without any getting temptations. He inaugurated the 2k run at Eluru on the eve of National Voters Day. He said that the voter should understand the power of vote and become a part strengthening the nation. He said that If the voter sell his vote at Rs.100 or Rs.200, he should face his adverse impacts for five years. Many of the school students and different sections of the people participated in the 2k run. At Narasapuram, the Sub-Collector  Sumit Kumar Gandhi said that the nation's future is in the hands of the youth.

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