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.

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