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President Ram Nath Kovind asks countrymen to respect right to vote

Updated: January 25, 2021 3:51 pm

President Ram Nath Kovind has asked the countrymen to always respect the valuable right to vote saying that it is not a simple right.  He said people across the world have struggled a lot to get the right to vote.

Addressing a function through video conferencing in New Delhi on the occasion of National Voters’ Day today, Mr. Kovind said often, people do not realize the value of achievements which they get easily.

The President said people have been given right to vote without any discrimination on the basis of merit, religion, gender, race, caste and rich or poor in India. He added that for this, we all are indebted to the Constitution makers of the country. He also said the completion of successful and safe elections in Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh last year during COVID-19 epidemic is an extraordinary achievement of the Indian democracy. Mr. Kovid said, in the last 75 years,  India has emerged as a world-wide ideal of democracy and in this achievement, there is an invaluable contribution of the Election Commission as well as the citizens of the country.

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