New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said National Voters Day is an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the Election Commission to strengthen the country’s democratic fabric.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, ‘National Voters Day is an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the EC to strengthen our democratic fabric and ensure smooth conduct of elections. This is also a day to spread awareness on the need of ensuring voter registration, particularly among the youth.’
The National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011, all across the country to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India, that is January 25, 1950.
The main purpose of the NVD celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximise enrolment,
especially for the new voters.
Dedicated to the voters of the country, the day is utilised to spread awareness among voters and for promoting informed participation in the electoral process.
New voters are felicitated and handed over their Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) in the NVD functions