Puttur: National Voters’ Day celebrated at St Philomena College
Puttur: The Electoral Literacy Club of St Philomena College Puttur organized ‘National Voters’ Day’ on January 25.
The Convenor of the Club Mr Dinakara Rao delivered the introductory speech. He said, ‘National Voters’ Day is celebrated on 25th January every year, at all levels in India. This is the day of establishment of Election Commission of India. This celebration was started on January 25, 2011. This is the 10th year of its celebration. The main intention of this celebration is to create awareness about rights and duties of the eligible voters in our democratic system.’
Principal Prof. Leo Noronha in his message said, ‘India is the largest democracy in the world. Here every citizen is supreme in the formation of the Government. It is our prime duty to take part in all the electoral process of the nation.’
Later, Prof. Leo Noronha dictated the voters pledge as, “We, the Citizens of India, having abiding faith in democracy, hereby pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections, and to vote in every election fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any other inducement.”
On this occasion, faculty members, administrative staff and the students were present.