First vote at the age of 83: Assiyamma sets an example

01:39 AM Apr 05, 2020 | Team Udayavani |

Kasaragod: By casting her first vote at a ripe old age, a woman has set a fiery example in context to voting awareness and made the district proud.


Even though old and disabled, Assiyamma did not refrain from casting her franchise for the Lok Sabha elections and has become a model after casting her first vote by coming in an ambulance to the polling booth.

Assiyamma (83), who is a resident of Shenimule in Sheni village of Enmakaje GP is disabled due to age related weakness, but she nonetheless cast her first vote at 189 polling booth with assistance from anganwadi teacher Yashodha.

Assiyamma who is divorced from her husband is living with her son Junaid who himself too is disabled. It was possible to cast the vote because of the faith in Anganwadi teacher Yashoda and the support of her daughter-in-law, says Assiyamma.


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