With elections being conducted all around the country, we hear many stories by various voters about their choice of leader and their journey. Narendra Modi came across his fan in a huge crowd who gave up his job and came all the way from Sydney to cast his vote.
- On Saturday at Nehru Maidan, Prime Minister Modi addressed Sudhindraa Hebbaar, 41, who is an NRI from Australia who quit his job to fulfill his duty as an Indian.
- Sudhindraa Hebbaar is a screening officer at the Sydney Airport, who willfully quit his job of one-and-a-half years because he couldn’t extend his leave due to huge passenger traffic.
“I got leave from April 5 to April 12 and could not extend my leave as the airport experiences heavy rush due to Easter and Ramzan. I badly wanted to vote and I decided to put in my papers and fly back home,” Sudhindraa,
- When he was asked about finding a job again in Sydney he said:
“In Sydney, I’ve been working with people from across the globe, including Europeans and Pakistanis. I’m proud every time they say India has a great future. I attribute this success and changing image of India to the Prime Minister. Obviously, I cannot go to the border to protect my motherland. The least I can do is exercise my right and my duty to vote. As regards the job, I am a Permanent Residency card-holder in Australia (his wife is a Fiji-Australian) and I have worked at Sydney Trains before working at the airport. Finding another job shouldn’t be an issue”
- He has decided to stay in Mangalore until the election results are out i.e. May 23 , after which he will fly back to Sydney and go job hunting.
It’s no joke when they say “each and every vote counts”. A single vote is decision making in progress, when the results are out the same single vote makes a huge difference. Sudhindraa has proved himself as a responsible voter.
It is a Fundamental right to vote for those people who are above the age of 18 to cast a vote as a responsible Indian citizen.