NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday exhorted millennial voters to take part in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He stressed on the youth, who were born in 21st century and turned 18, to enrol their names in the voter list for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.
“This year, our country will elect new Lok Sabha members. For the first time ever, young people, born in the 21st Century, will exercise their right to vote in the Lok Sabha elections. It will be an opportunity for them to shoulder the responsibilities of the country,” Modi said during his monthly radio address, ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Saying those who have turned 18, have embarked on the journey to be partners in nation building, Modi said, “The time has come for a confluence of individual dreams and the nation’s dream. I urge the young generation to register themselves as voters, if they are eligible. All of us must realise that being a voter, earning the right to vote is an important rite of passage in one’s life,” Modi said.
Prime Minister said the sentiment that voting is a sacred duty should grow within us naturally. “For any reason, if one is not able to vote, it should pain one. One should be saddened to witness any wrong taking place in the country,” Modi said stressing on the importance of voting for the millennial voters.