Democracy would become meaningful only when the people are well aware of their rights in a democratic State, said Kaviyur Sivaprasad, noted film director.

Inaugurating a voters’ meet, organised by the District Election Authority, at collectorate conference hall, Mr Sivaprasad said democracy has got relevance in a matured society. In a democracy, those who govern the State are serving the people and the society as a whole.

Sree Budha talked about Vaji, a democratic State that existed 2500 years ago somewhere in Bihar. People have the right to choose the public servants in a democracy, he adds.

Presiding over the meeting, District Collector, P. Venugopal, said a fault-free voters’ list reflected the good health of democracy.

Prof B. Arundhati of Kollam S.N.College and Dr M.S. Sunil, academic and social worker were the chief guests at the function.

Mr H. Salimraj, Additional District Magistrate and Mr G. Krishnankutty Kurup, Deputy Collector (Election), also spoke.