9th National Voters’ Day to be celebrated today

The 9th National Voters’ Day will be celebrated across the country on Friday for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process.

The National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices shall be conferred on Officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections. In addition, awards will also be given to Civil Society Organisations and Media Houses who have made outstanding contribution in the field of voter awareness and outreach.

President Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the national function being organized by Election Commission in New Delhi. 

Chief Election Commissioners and senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Russia and Sri Lanka will grace the occasion.

Members of Political Parties, Members of Parliament besides Diplomats from various countries and representatives from national and international organizations working in the area of democracy and elections are expected to attend the national function.

The National Voters’ Day (NVD) is celebrated all over the country on January 25 every year since 2011 to mark the Foundation day of Election Commission of India, which was established on 25th January 1950.

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

Dedicated to the voters of the country, the Day is utilized to spread awareness among voters for promoting informed participation in the electoral process.

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