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Archer Madhumita Kumari to take part in voter awareness

Press Trust of India  |  Ramgarh(Jharkhand) 

Though she is busy preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, but archery silver medallist, Kumari will take time out to appeal to the people of district to turn up in large numbers and exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls.

"Kumari will soon start voter awareness campaign as district sports ambassador," said Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Rajeshwari B.

The hails from district which falls under Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency.

Kumari told over phone Wednesday that she would take time out from her busy practice schedule to appeal to the people of the district to turn up in huge numbers and cast their votes on May 6 when Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency goes for polls.

"I would like to appeal to the voters, especially the youth, to exercise their franchise, which is their democratic duty," Kumari said.

Of the total 872 polling booths in Ramgarh district, 20 booths had a low voter turnout of less than 50 per cent, the DEO said, adding the objective is to take the voting percentage to 60 per cent this time.

has 14 Lok Sabha seats and the state will witness polling in four phases starting from April 29.

On Wednesday had called upon "influencers from all fields, including politics, industry, sports, films and other walks of life" to take the lead in spreading voter awareness and value of high voting.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 11:45 IST