Young voters get ID to elect their representatives

Students at Mahajana college distributed ID cards

 Now, students at SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Jayalakshmipuram, in the city have right to vote.

The Election Commission of India, in association with Grahakara Vedike and Mysore Against Corruption (MAC), distributed voters ID cards to eligible voters at a programme organised on the college premises on Friday.

It’s not just that. The soon to be voting fraternity also made a vociferous appeal to the political veterans to shed power and allow youths to take over. Substantiating their appeal, the youths said they have all rights to ask them (seniors), being the future of the nation.

The netas now prefer to forget voters soon after the polls. It’s time the younger generation is given preference and bring a sea change in the society. The situation is such that elected representatives  are oblivious to development, but are way ahead in owning assets; movable and immovable.

In a relevant request, the youths urged the authorities concerned to ensure error free ID cards as it has become too difficult to get a card sans mistakes.
Renuka, a final year B Sc student was happy to receive the card and said: “It has given her an opportunity to elect a suitable representative”.

Another student Komal Goyal was shocked to note that there were glaring errors in his card. “What’s the use of owning it?, he questioned.

Deputy commissioner P S Vastrad said despite reforms in the election norms, errors creep in. There is a set feeling among the voters that their duty ends after the polls.

Instead, the voters have to see to it that their elected representatives are there to listen to their grievances and most importantly they too exercise their franchise.
President of Mahajana Education Society R Vasudeva Murthy, director of Mahajana Tourism Development Institute K S Nagapathi, principal K V Prabhakara, social activist Vasanth Kumar Mysoremath and others were present.

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