Election Commission of India is celebrating 6th National Voters’ Day (NVD) across the country on 25th January. The theme for the 6th National Voters’ Day is ‘Inclusive and Qualitative Participation’.
The National function of the NVD will be held in New Delhi and presided over by President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee.
Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi will release the book titled, ‘Belief in the Ballot’ and present the first copy to the President.
The Chief Guest will give away Awards for Best Electoral Practices to Chief Electoral Officers, District Electoral Officers, SPs, Officers involved in election management. Awards will also be given to Media Houses and Civil Society Organisations for best campaign in Voters’ Education and Awareness.
This year a new Award has been introduced to recognise the contribution of Government department/ Agencies to the efforts of ECI for enhancing electoral participation. Six newly eligible electors would be given their EPICs by President of India.
25th January is also the foundation day of the Commission, which came into being on this day in 1950. The Commission’s objective through NVD is to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones. The National Voters’ Day is also utilised to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process. National Voters’ Day celebrations will be organised in all polling station locations across the country. State level function is organised by the Chief Electoral Officers of the State concerned.
After the completion of the NVD National function, the Commission will inaugurate the construction of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) campus at sector-22Dwarka, New Delhi.
Election Commission of India will be presenting a Tableau with the theme ‘Inclusive and Qualitative Participation’ at the Republic Day parade on 26th January at Rajpath, New Delhi.