National Voters’ Day 2021
Today is the 11th National Voters’ Day which has been celebrated every year on January 25 since 2011, all across the country to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India.
The day is utilized to spread awareness among voters and for promoting informed participation in the electoral process. The purpose behind the day celebration is to encourage, motivate and maximize enrolment, for the new young voters.
New voters are felicitated and handed over their Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) in the NVD functions. The theme for this year’s NVD, ‘Making Voters Empowered, Vigilant, envisages active and participative voters during elections. PM Modi Tweeted on The National Voters Day, Here is his Tweet-
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 25, 2021
It also focuses on ECI’s commitment towards conducting elections safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News Desk, Ne India