Tumakuru: Taluk Panchayat Executive Officer D. Jaipal has appealed to all the voters to cast their votes without fail if the future of our children has to be good.
Inaugurating a traditional walk and jatha programme organised by Tumakuru Taluk Panchayat at Bellavi Gram Panchayat to create awareness about compulsory voting, he walked through the main streets of the village and met women and the elderly and created awareness about the importance of voting and voting.
We should set an example for the next generation by voting, he said.
He made the voters aware that everyone should compulsorily vote and become a solid foundation for a good democracy.
Taluk Panchayat Assistant Director Manjunath, who participated in the awareness programme, said that everyone above the age of 18 years is given the right to vote in the Constitution of India. Also, everyone, irrespective of caste, creed, rich and poor, has been given the right to vote equally. He said the cooperation of all is essential for further strengthening of the democratic system and for the first time, the Election Commission has allowed the elderly and differently-abled voters to vote from home for the benefit of the elderly and differently-abled voters. He appealed to the people to make good use of this and vote 100 per cent.
During the jatha, the women of the village took to the streets carrying poorna kumbha kalash with the words ‘Voting Awareness Programme’ written on them, shouting slogans like ‘Vote without being lured, don’t sell your vote, your vote is precious, vote without fail’.
Later, a poll awareness programme was organised by drawing rangoli in the gram panchayat premises.