First Indian Voter: The Reign Of The First Voter In The Country Has Ended, Shyam Saran Negi Passed Away, Prime Minister Condoled: Shyam Saran Negi, the first voter of independent India, narrates many interesting stories before and after independence in an audio interview. He died on Friday night. Prime Minister Modi condoled his death.
First Voter Of India Shyam Negi
Shyam Saran Negi, the first voter of independent India, passed away today. Born in 1917, Shyam Saran Negi used to tell many stories about the British rule he saw. He was 106 years old. Three years ago, Shyam shared many things in an audio interview with Saran Negi. The stories he told before and after independence seem to be telling the stories of the past in the shadow of someone’s great-grandfather. Shyam cast his first vote in the general elections of 25 October 1951. Shyam used to tell many things in his words about the British rule over India in his childhood. After the country’s independence in 1947, the constitution was framed and voting was conducted for the first time in 1952. The framers of the constitution said that it is not possible to hold simultaneous elections in India. Elections were held in Himachal Pradesh for the first time. At that time, there was no chance of elections due to heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh. Shyam said that he was in Murung Toli during those days. I told the election officer to tell the people to vote at that time. Moreover, he stated that he voted first
He said that after independence in 1947, everyone in the country was very happy. We are free. We breathed. He stated that he believed that with time all the problems like poverty and illiteracy would be eliminated in the country. When the election time came, an election official said that it would be a big deal if 30 or 40 percent voting took place. Then he said that voting in elections is the basic right of every Indian.. and considered it his duty to vote. Shyam recounted the first time he voted that he went home the next evening and reached the polling station at 6 am. Then no one came to the election voting place. I sat down, as soon as the officials came… he was also a person on election duty… so please give me a chance to vote first… I have to walk a long way to participate in the election duties again,” Shyam recalled. Later the officials opened the register and checked the names and gave the slip.
Interview by Shyam Negi
The first voter of Independent India, Shyam Saran Negi (106) who hails from the tribal district of Kinnaur in #HimachalPradesh exercised his right to franchise for the 34th time! He voted in the 14th Vidhan Sabha Elections through postal ballot in Kalpa today. @SpokespersonECI pic.twitter.com/0m1p4vJuKv
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) November 2, 2022
Negi said, ‘Almost three or more elections have passed. Then when I reached there to vote, officials said where did you vote for the first time. how old are you Asked all the questions and then said I am the first voter of independent India. I have not missed any elections so far. Voted in every election. Whether talking about Assembly, Lok Sabha, or civic elections. Shyam said in that interview that he voted in every election.
Died on Friday
Shyam Saran Negi, the first voter of independent India, died on Friday around 2 am. Negi is 106 years old and lives in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. He cast his last vote for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022 from his home on November 2. After voting, Shyam Saran said that voting is a great festival of democracy. All of us must exercise our right to vote. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also praised Negi, the country’s first voter, saying he was inspiring the new generation to vote. Prime Minister Modi condoled the death of Shyam Saran Negi.