Can your dedication to vote beat this 102-yr-old walking towards polling booth? - Watch video

The centenarian, aided by a walking stick, made her way into the polling booth in Tamil Nadu to exercise her voting rights.

Shantanu Poswal
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Today marked the commencement of the first phase of voting for the 2024 Lok Sabha election, starting at 7 am on April 19. Social media platforms, including X, were flooded with visuals capturing people heading to the polling booths. Among these posts was a heartwarming video depicting a 102-year-old woman exercising her democratic right by casting her vote in Tamil Nadu.

The video showcased the elderly woman's determination as she made her way to the polling booth. The caption accompanying the video read, “Lok Sabha elections 2024: 102-year-old woman walks to polling booth to cast her vote in Tamil Nadu.”

In the footage, the resilient woman is seen standing in front of the polling booth, leaning on a walking stick for support. With the assistance of a gentleman, she enters the booth and successfully casts her vote, symbolising the essence of democracy and civic responsibility.

Since its posting a few hours ago, the video has garnered significant attention, amassing over 49,000 views and approximately 5,100 likes. The heartwarming display of civic engagement has prompted a wave of positive reactions from viewers across social media platforms.

Several users took to commenting on the video, expressing admiration and respect for the elderly voter:

“Salute to you, Amma,” wrote one user on Instagram.
“She is full of energy. God bless her. May she live many more years,” commented another individual.
“She represents the face of Indian democracy,” shared a third viewer.
“Amazing. If this doesn't inspire people to vote, I don't know what will,” added a fourth, highlighting the inspirational impact of the video.

The first phase of polling encompasses 102 constituencies spread across 21 states in India. These regions include Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, and Lakshadweep.

The 2024 Lok Sabha Elections are scheduled to unfold in seven phases across the country, culminating in the declaration of results on June 4.