(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)
Jammu- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that the establishment of three-tier PRI system and their participation in Jammu and Kashmir's developmental journey has truly empowered the common man.
Sinha made these remarks during an event organised at Convention Centre here to celebrate the 13th National Voters' Day.
The LG said that the objective behind this celebration is to encourage our voters to participate in the democratic process.
“Active participation of people in electoral process is key to healthy democracy. Congratulations to the young voters who have enrolled recently,” he added.
The LG said that this years' theme of National Voters' Day,“Nothing like voting, I vote for sure” reminds every citizen of their solemn duty towards the nation and democratic principles.
“On this occasion, let us take a pledge to keep the national interest paramount and rededicate ourselves to strengthen the democratic system,” he added.
Sinha said that exercising the 'Right to Vote' is the expression of one's opinion which holds high value in the democracy. He called for upholding the democratic traditions of the country and the dignity of free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections.
“The Election Commission of India has gained global recognition for a strong & transparent system. The Election Commission is continuously enriching and strengthening the electoral process by using IT tools, conducting free & fair elections, educating voters and also sharing its expertise with other countries,” the LG said.
“Despite all the challenges, as the world's largest democracy rooted in democratic values, we have developed a robust structure which has strengthened inclusive development and fulfilling hopes & aspirations of the people,” he added.
The LG also appreciated the election officials for their invaluable contribution in efficiently improving voter registration, enhancing voters' participation, educating and motivating voters.
Lauding the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the LG said that establishment of three-tier PRIs system and their participation in J&K's developmental journey has truly empowered the common man.
He urged all remaining eligible citizens in the UT of J&K to enrol themselves in the Electoral Rolls and exercise the rights bestowed by the Indian Constitution.
The LG also administered the National Voters' Day pledge and distributed electronic voter ID cards to newly registered voters.
Earlier, Sinha administered the National Voters' Day Pledge to the officials of the Lieutenant Governor's Secretariat and Special Security Force's (SSF) personnel at Raj Bhavan.
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