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President calls upon citizens to vote with pride

Posted on Jan 25 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Jan 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday called upon all eligible citizens to register as voters and vote with pride.

"Through increased participation, the electoral process and democracy in India would continue to grow in strength and vibrancy. Enthusiastic participation of people in the electoral process is the key to healthy democracy," the president said at a function to celebrate the National Voter's Day.

According to the election commission, 3.9 crore new voters have been added to the voters list in the country. Of this, more than 1.27 crore are in the age group of 18 to 19 years.

"It is only by the conduct of free, fair and participative elections that our democracy has become in many ways, the most vibrant in the world," Mukherjee said.

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