Port Blair, Oct. 2: 1st October is celebrated as International Day for Older Persons, across the world. As per the direction of the Election Commission of India, the occasion is celebrated by recognizing the contribution of Senior Citizens/Voters towards strengthening Indian Democracy. As part of occasion, a personalized addressed letter of Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India has been handed over to Senior Citizens (80+ age group) and centenarian voters by respective BLOs/AEROs for their continuous contribution in the Electoral process.

On the occasion, the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of Ferrargunj & Little Andaman alongwith Booth Level Officers felicitated the Centenarian voters by visiting their home.

In order to ensure maximum participation of senior citizens (80+ age group), and Voters with Disabilities (40% and more disability), ECI has bought out many new facilitations like wheel chairs, ramps, volunteers, free ‘to and fro’ transport facilities and queue less voting are a few of the facilities available to every Senior Citizens (80+ age group).

The CEO has expressed gratitude to all senior citizens of A&N Islands for their continuous participating in the democratic process and thereby strengthening Indian democracy.