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Why National Voters’ Day is celebrated on 25 January

Know the history and purpose of the National Voters' Day, the events that were organised to mark the occasion and the message from the president, prime minister and other leaders of the nation


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New Delhi: The 9th National Voters’ Day is being observed across India today, 25 January, when the Election Commission was established in 1950. The occasion aims at increasing voter participation in elections.

The main purpose of the celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximise voter enrollment, especially for the new voters.

In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, No Voter to be Left Behind has been selected as the theme for the National Voters’ Day.

National awards for the best electoral practices was conferred on officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections.

President Ram Nath Kovind was the chief guest at the main function organized by the Election Commission in New Delhi.

The chief election commissioners and senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Russia and Sri Lanka graced the occasion.

PM Modi’s appeal on National Voters Day

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday urged the youth to enrol in voters’ list, saying people’s participation in the electoral exercise strengthens democracy’s foundation.

The PM, while greeting people on the occasion, said, “This is a day to reaffirm our commitment towards further strengthening our democracy by unfailingly participating in democratic processes at the local, state and national levels.” He said it will go a long way in building a New India.

“I urge people from all walks of life to create awareness on voter registration and especially request my young friends to register themselves as voters if they have not done so already. Every vote cast enhances our democratic fabric,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

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