New Delhi : Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday, citing the voice of the youth who emerged within the nation on varied vital points, mentioned that consent and disagreement are basic components of democracy. Addressing the primary Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture organized by the Election Commission, Mukherjee mentioned, "Indian democracy has stood the test of time every time."
In the previous few months, individuals have come out on the streets on varied points, particularly youths have voiced their voice on these vital points. <! –
Their religion within the structure is a coronary heart touching factor. The former president mentioned with out naming any situation associated to the continued actions within the nation, consensus is the lifeline of democracy. In democracy, everybody has an vital place to hear, categorical concepts, talk about, argue and even disagree. He mentioned, I imagine that the present wave of peaceable actions within the nation will as soon as once more deepen and strengthen the roots of our democracy.
Giving credit score for the sturdy basis of democracy within the nation, Mukherjee mentioned, "I believe that the roots of democracy have been strengthened only because of keeping the election and election process pure and supreme in the country." All this could not have been potential with out the institutional motion plan of the Election Commission of India. The fee has organized the primary lecture in reminiscence of the nation's first Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen. The first and second Lok Sabha elections within the nation had been efficiently carried out beneath Sen's management. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, Sushil Chandra had been current on the event, together with former Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commissioner and Election Officers of different nations.
Addressing the lecture, Mukherjee additionally careworn the necessity to preserve the significance of the code of conduct, and mentioned that it’s essential to observe the code sincerely free of charge and truthful elections. He mentioned that efficient measures taken by the Commission to strengthen the election course of since independence haven’t solely made India's electoral system credible, however its credibility has been established everywhere in the world.