Mysuru: People took part in large numbers in the 3-km ‘Run for Democracy’ event organised by the district administration to create awareness about the importance of voting.
Speaking on the occasion, Krishne Gowda said, “It is really unfortunate that though it is our right to vote, we need to create awareness among people. I request all the people to come and vote in large numbers. Those who don’t vote are really illiterate people. If we come and vote in large numbers, definitely we will have good leader and country can also grow further.”
Mandya Ramesh who also spoke on the occasion, said, “While issuing birth, death certificates, Aadhar or any such valuable document, we should ask them whether they have voted. For voting, which is our right, we should request people. They themselves should come and vote voluntarily. Until and unless people come and vote voluntarily, we can’t expect more changes in the country.
Kuldeep Narayan, General Observer, Election Commission, Mysuru district, also called upon the people to come in large number and vote. “Find a person who is not voting and get them to the voting booth and see that the Mysuru voting percentage stretches to 80 percent”, added Kuldeep. Ambadi Madav, Chief Conservator of Forest, also mentioned that voting should happen like a festival.
Narayana Gowda, President, Hotel Owners Association, said, “When compared to the last election, more awareness programmes are being held this time. Definitely, we can expect more voting percentage this year. I request all the people to come and vote before they plan any other programme.” First time voter Sonidhi, who is studying B Com said, “We should choose a leader who can do good work and is accessible to public. If we vote for the right candidate, definitely we can see more development and progress of this country.”
More than 500 participants including Prof. Sheik Ali, Police Commissioner Balakrishna, Corporation Commissioner Shilpa Nag, Zilla Panchayat CEO K Jyothi, International athlete Reena George, Corporation brand ambassadors Ishan Chetan, Kushi, Rifah Taskeen also took part in the 3-km run which was flagged off at Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple. It went through the thoroughfares of the city before culminating at the Town Hall where the participants were given refreshment. The Columbia Asia Hospital provided ambulance and first aid facilities for the event. The event was organised by the Mysuru City Corporation in association with various organisations including Vijaya Karnataka, Hotel Owners Association, Decathlon and Columbia Asia Hospital.
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