By Citizen Journalist Amaya
As a citizen of this state Voting is your RIGHT! a constitutional right ! Though it has been observed that the voting day is rather taken more in terms of leisure just because its a holiday. So many of us tend to skip going and making our citizenship count in any term on that specific day. But this time since India is MODI-fying in every sense, let’s take a pledge to cast our vote, no matter what may come and to know the reasons why? Here are a few reasons telling us that why voting is so important for us:
1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS because EVERY VOTE DOES
So if you skip this important decision just with a thought that crawls in your mind telling you that ‘it barely matters’ or ‘what difference would MY vote bring’, kindly push away those thoughts and for the sake of your country’s future take the labour to head towards that polling booth and make your choice count. By not casting your vote you just increase the risk of an automatic selection of the most unsuitable ones to take the throne and in the end its always the Common Man who suffers! More over in local assembly elections the total voter turn out is very less so in that case your vote definitely holds an important place.
2. GET HEARD
In a Nation as diverse and varied as ours, casting your vote is a medium of expressing yourself and your opinion in matters of national importance which absolutely constitutes You and every citizen like You. So, make your opinion matter by ruling out the misfits and voting for the deserving representatives.
3 VOTE BECAUSE IT DOESN’T COST YOU ANYTHING BUT ‘NOT’ VOTING DEFINITELY DOES
Well it costs you nothing to simply go and bring forth your choice in favour of bringing out the best J&K can have.The whole process of elections is friendly and easily accessible which barely costs more than a few minutes of your day. Just a registration and carrying your card to the booth is all it takes. So this time don’t hesitate and make your choice count as It would not cost you anything but if you don’t make that vote count the carelessness will affect the whole nation and not just you.
4.VOTE BECAUSE IT IS A RESPONSIBILITY, A DUTY
As a citizen of this state to chose a ruling Government or to simply contribute in choosing that Government is the responsibility of every citizen. Casting your vote gives you a rightful space to criticize and complain later on if no more good is being done to the public. To skip or neglect such duties sabotages the democratic aspect of our nation, if this is our right , this should be our top most priority as well.
5. VOTE FOR YOUR SECURE FUTURE
If you are among those citizens who keep cribbing over issues saying ‘nothing is ever going to change’ cast your vote and make your future a little more secure so as to save the money which is on stake in terms of taxes and interests. The representatives we chose are the only ones who make laws for us so you definitely not want to let that responsibility go in wrong hands. From laws to policies to wages they are going to be the deciders so it is wise on our behalf to chose the right representatives who would make their political stay in favour of us.
6. VOTE BECAUSE IT IS TIME TO DECIDE FOR YOURSELF
If you simple don’t cast your vote, the truth is someone will still get elected whether you favour him or not. So the choice of others will be representing you as well. When you have the same power to chose the right candidate then why let other do that for you? Vote because you can’t let other decide for you , vote because it is high time to decide for your self and your state.
7. VOTE BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BRING CHANGE
“Be the change that you wish to see in this world”- If you really want things to take a different edge this time, get involved and raise your voice because you have the right and you have the choice ! Don’t refrain from your rights by putting the wrong ones on the throne for the next six years, instead chose the right ones to be satisfactory about their future performance for your as well as your state’s good.
All in all Vote to feel good! feel more responsible, feel more righteous and feel more dignified by making your important decision bring change in J&K’s future.