Kohima, January 25: Call for inclusion of new eligible electorates and deletion of multiple entries from the electoral roll marked the celebration of 9th National Voters’ Day under the theme “No voter to be left behind” in Nagaland on Friday.
Under the aegis of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nagaland, various activities were conducted throughout the State with the main function being held at Hotel Japfu here today.
Speaking on “My vision for a Clean Election” on the occasion, Chair, YouthNet, Hekani Jakhalu highlighted the underlying corruption and the vulgar display of money politics in the present election system in Nagaland.
She stressed on the need to help the young people of the State to grow in a society which is free from corruption and all forms of electoral malpractices and also educate them about the entire electoral system and the importance of their vote in electing responsible leaders who can in turn take the society forward thus ensuring a bright future for the generations to come.
“My vision is to see a clean election, a corruption free election and to spread the message of clean election to every single citizen in the State. Let us not sell our vote, our right and our future,” she added.
In his address, Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, Nagaland, Sentiyanger Imchen, IAS appealed to all eligible electorates of the State, including fresh ones, and people with special needs to come forward in exercising their franchise ethically without being induced by money or religion.
He said the Election Commission is doing its best to get every eligible citizen enrolled in the electoral roll and also making special arrangements for the disabled and differently-abled to exercise their democratic right.
Imchen while appealing the Election Commission, booth level officers and the administration to see that no names of genuine voters are deleted from the list, also urged them to be cautious to check proxy voters, booth capturing and violence in polling booths that turns away genuine electorates.
CEO Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha, IAS while highlighting the Voters’ Day perspective and background said Voters’ Day came into existence in our country on this day in 2011 to mark the first day of election held in the country on 25th January 1950. (Page News Service)