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88-year-old inspires youth to vote

punjab Updated: Apr 10, 2014 18:27 IST
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Lok Sabha elections

A day before the Lok Sabha elections in the state, Dropti Nagpal called her friends and relatives reminding them to cast their vote. Nagpal, a resident of Sector 14, is 88-year-old and has voted in every election since independence.

"I have seen several general elections and I know that even one vote can make a difference. Women safety and civic amenities are the issues which need urgent attention. Infrastructure of the country also needs development," she said.

She said that it was time that the youth took responsibility to vote for the right candidate.

"The children are enthusiastic about voting but it is equally important to vote for a candidate who will take our country forward. Discussions related to democracy and voting should be encouraged by parents in their households," Nagpal said.

Nagpal was accompanied to the polling booth by her son and daughter-in-law who were in awe of her spirit.

"Since I was a kid I have seen my mother religiously going out and voting. She has always ensured that all our family members exercise this right to vote. She is an inspiration to all of us. Because of her even I have never missed out voting in any elections," said 58-year-old Sanjeev Nagpal, son of Dropti.