105-year old centenarian exercises franchise in HP
After the 97-year-old first voter of Independent India Shyan Saran Negi had exercised his franchise in Kalpa this morning, another 105-year-old Centenarian turned-up to vote in the 16th Lok Sabha election at Pachhad legislative segment in Sirmour district in the state today.
The Centenarian had come up to the polling station in Gandhian attire and is seven year elder than the Election Commission of India identified the oldest voters in the state.
The voter atha Ram hailed from Dhar Bhagera village had excercised his franchise at Booth No 37 Seram Naun. He turned up on foot to the polling both.
Talking to media, he claimed that had been casting vote during each election of Parliament and Assembly since it was being held in state after independence and appealed to the youth of the state to cast their vote for the freedom of democracy.
He said he is quite healthy at this age and attending to his day-to-day routine work regularly. He had joint family by having 12 daughter-in-laws, 24 grandsons and grand daughters.
Mr Ram said his 95 year living wife Atmo Devi could not go for voting due to serious illness and no one approached her for taking her to polling station.
(Posted on 08-05-2014)