Empowering elderly citizens in Doda

The ongoing elections in the Parliamentary constituency of District Doda and Udhampur mark a significant moment in the journey of democracy. ‘As we cast our votes, it’s crucial to recognise the invaluable contributions of our elderly citizens, aged above 85, who have steadfastly guided our nation through the ebbs and flows of history. Their wisdom and experience enrich our democratic fabric, serving as beacons of inspiration for generations to come’, said DC Doda Harvinder Singh Further he said that this election has provided a platform for those with special needs and disabilities, ensuring that every voice is heard and every vote counts. Approximately 40% of individuals with disabilities seized the opportunity to exercise their democratic right, underscoring the importance of accessibility and inclusivity in our electoral system. Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, the electoral authorities have taken commendable measures to ensure the safety of all citizens. Even COVID-19 patients have been afforded the opportunity to participate in the electoral process, highlighting the resilience and adaptability of our democracy in the face of adversity. With approximately 185 individuals availing themselves of this opportunity thus far, the spirit of democracy continues to thrive in District Doda and Udhampur. As voting continues, let us reaffirm our commitment to democracy, unity, and the collective pursuit of a brighter future for our nation.

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