One vote can change everyone’s future, said Geeta, Babita

Meerut: Wrestler sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat, on Sunday, joined a voter awareness campaign held by the Meerut district administration at Kailash Prakash Stadium here. The campaign was also attended by schools students and city residents.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

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Published on 23 Jan 2017 5:02 AM GMT

One vote can change everyone’s future, said Geeta, Babita
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Meerut: Wrestler sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat, on Sunday, joined a voter awareness campaign held by the Meerut district administration at Kailash Prakash Stadium here. The campaign was also attended by schools students and city residents.

Addressing the gathering, the Olympic medalist urged the public to vote in the upcoming polls. She said,"We request all of you to cast your vote because that is the only way you can choose a political party to govern you for five years,”.

She further stated,"I request all the voters to vote; especially the women. They should take the initiative and become an example of women empowerment. There is no difference between men and women. All they need is support from their families.”

About the campaign:

  • Over 200 schools and colleges from the city participated in the voter awareness campaign.
  • A voter guide booklet was also inaugurated at the campaign.
  • Wrestling competition between the young wrestlers of the city was organised in front of Phogat sisters.
  • Various cultural programmes, dances and plays were performed by school and college students in the event.

What Babita said?

  • I request youths and citizens to cast their vote in the upcoming elections.
  • One vote can change everybody’s future, so everybody should poll on February 11.

DM B Chandrakala who was also present at the event said, “I appeal to all the voters in the city to cast their vote and ensure that Meerut records the highest-ever voter turnout this year. I hope all of you would participate on the day of voting enthusiastically.”

The event was attended by District magistrate B Chandrakala, Geeta along with her husband Pawan Kumar, sister Babita and Arjuna awardee Alka Tomar,who is also a Meerut girl herself.

  • Geeta won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2010.
  • She is also the first Indian female wrestler to have qualified for the Olympic Summer Games.
  • Babita won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2014.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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