Blind woman chosen as youth icon for Himachal Pradesh elections
The Election Commission of India has chosen a 22-year-old blind woman as the 'youth icon' for the upcoming Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh.
The name of the young woman is Muskan and she is doing a post graduate course in music. Her mission is to motivate the youth to take part in the election process and come out to vote.
This is the first time that a blind person has been chosen as a symbol by the EC to spread awareness about the democratic process and importance of vote.
Muskan is from Shimla district and has been a meritorious student throughout. She was given a laptop by the government for doing well in the Class 12 examinations.
She is also a runner up of 'Voice of Himachal' in the junior category, and has been a winner of the local youth festival two times.
Elections will be held in November this year.