'Five Minutes, Every 5 Years For Our Nation': CJI Chandrachud Urges People To Vote

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: The video was shared on a day when 102 seats across 21 states and Union Territories voted in Phase 1 of the massive exercise to elect the 18th Lok Sabha. Around 60.03% people voted in the first phase. The phase 1 elections also witnessed sporadic violence in Manipur and Bengal.
CJI Chandrachud

CJI Chandrachud said that the day of election always aroused wonderful feelings in him. 'The feeling that though I maybe one in this big line of people who have come to vote, each of us counts as the same citizen with the same value,' he said.

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Friday shared the level of excitement he had when he voted for the first time, as he urged people not to miss this opportunity to vote responsibly as citizens of the country. "Getting the dot on the finger when I voted aroused tremondous feelings of patriotism and association with the nation and me," he said.
"This is one ink mark I never wanted to go away because I felt I was a proud demonstrator of the fact that as an Indian citizen, having crossed the age of eligibility, I could exercise my vote," CJI Chandrachud said in a video shared by national broadcaster Doordarshan.
CJI Chandrachud said that the day of election always aroused wonderful feelings in him. "The feeling that though I maybe one in this big line of people who have come to vote, each of us counts as the same citizen with the same value," he said.
"I think that is the great tenacity and the power of our nation as a constitutional democracy," the CJI added.
CJI Chandrachud added that he has never his duty and obligation to cast vote.
"When I became a lawyer and I had to look for work in different places, both in Mumbai and outside, I was always worried that I should not be missing that one important day when I have to cast my vote, and I have never missed that duty and obligation which is cast in me as an Indian citizen. So likewise, I would request everyone of you to please not to miss this opportunity to vote responsibly as citizens of our great motherland," he said.
"Five minutes, every 5 years for our nation. Let's vote with pride," he said.
The video was shared by national broadcaster Doordarshan under campaign "Chunav ka parv desh ka garv".
The video was shared on a day when 102 seats across 21 states and Union Territories voted in Phase 1 of the massive exercise to elect the 18th Lok Sabha. Around 60.03% people voted in the first phase. The phase 1 elections also witnessed sporadic violence in Manipur and Bengal.
The counting of votes will be held on June 4.
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