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Shillong, Jan 25: Meghalaya Cycling Association in collaboration with the Office of Chief Electoral Officer Meghalaya today organized a cycle rally in Shillong with the theme – “Exercise your vote, don’t waste your vote and complain later”.

The rally which began from Bharat Scouts and Guides Office near Pine Mount School Shillong and culminated at Raj Bhawan covering a distance of around 20 km.

Carrying the message of exercising electoral power when time comes, around 60 cyclists travelled all across the town to spread the awareness.

Lening Bareh, president of Meghalaya Cycling Association Shillong said, “We want to spread awareness among the people about voting. Around 60 of us took out a Cycle rally in the morning at around 8 am and we went and spread awareness all over the town. We travelled approximately 20 km”.

With the motto ‘Voter awareness and electoral literacy an important factor to educate and positively influence young people as to their rights, roles and responsibilities as empowered voters,’ the office of the Chief Electoral Officer Meghalaya reaches out to every corner of the town to spread awareness.

“The message we carry is very simple everyone should go and vote, see people keep on complaining about our leaders and about everybody but actually on the date of voting people hardly go and vote, so our message for everybody when the time for voting please go out and exercise your vote don’t waste your vote and complain later,” Bareh said.

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