By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 24 Jan: Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (Retd) has extended greetings and best wishes to the people of the state on the occasion of National Voters’ Day. In his message, the Governor said that a strong democracy is necessary for the progress of the country and the voter is the basis of the strength of democracy. Voters ought to exercise their franchise fearlessly at their discretion and make an invaluable active contribution towards strengthening of democracy.
The Governor added that this festival of democracy is a symbol of people’s faith in the democratic system provided by the Constitution, which gives every voter the right to choose a government. Voters also have the responsibility to exercise their franchise fearlessly without being influenced by caste, religion, language, community or any other temptation to protect the dignity of democracy.
The Governor emphasised that voting is a right as well as a duty. People could only participate in the election process by voting. Voting made the country’s democracy more powerful. It is also the moral responsibility of all aware citizens to cooperate with the Election Commission in keeping the voter lists correct and updated every year.