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Flowers showered on elderly voters in a heartening display of respect

  • Elderly voters in Simdega receive flowers at polling booth, video goes viral
  • Jharkhand CM Champai Soren casts his vote, emphasizes civic participation
  • Election Commission introduces home voting for elderly and PwDs in 2024 Lok Sabha elections

13 May 2024

Elderly voters in Jharkhand's Simdega were greeted with a heartening display of respect and appreciation as they arrived to exercise their democratic right during the Lok Sabha Elections on Monday. A viral video captured the touching moment when students, forming queues on either side, showered flowers on an elderly woman at a polling booth in Simdega. Chief Electoral Officer of Jharkhand shared the heartwarming clip on social media, showcasing the thoughtful gesture extended towards the senior citizens participating in the electoral process.

Amidst the electoral buzz, Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren also cast his vote at a polling booth in Jilingora, Saraikela Kharsawan District, emphasizing the significance of citizen participation in the democratic process. As the Lok Sabha elections progress, the Election Commission of India has introduced innovative measures to facilitate voting, including home voting for elderly individuals above 85 years and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with a 40 percent benchmark disability, marking a significant step towards inclusive electoral practices.

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