PM Narendra Modi wrote an inspirational blog on Wednesday for the Indian youth who are voting for the first time in the Lok Sabha elections.
In the blog he wrote about the importance of voting in a democracy and how the process can be a celebration.
He has followed the blog with an appeal to celebrities through Twitter to spread the message of participating in the electoral exercise.
He posted on Twitter tagging cricket superstars Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma and asked them to inspire the youth to make a record in voting in this year's polls.
Dear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45, You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections. When this happens, democracy will be the winner!
In his blog titled 'Four Requests For Democracy', he wrote about the what it means to be a part of democracy and engage in it. He also wrote about how the process of voting can be celebration than a drag.
"A vote signifies the willingness to contribute to the development trajectory of the nation. By voting, people connect themselves with the country’s dreams and aspirations. Let us create an environment where getting one’s voter card and casting a vote, especially for the first time, become occasions for celebration," he wrote.
He also shared about four points one can follow to rigorously participate in the democracy.
For those keen to know about the election dates, here it the voting date for each phase: