National Voter’s Day, first commenced on January 26th 2011, to mark Election Commission foundation day, where Government of India decided to celebrate January 25 every year as “National Voters’ Day”. Since then it is celebrated to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process. This year theme for NVD 2020 is ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’.
The Election Commission of India, or ECI, was established on January 25, 1950 and is responsible for administering election processes in India at national, state and district level
This year marks an important milestone in the history of Indian democracy as Election Commission of India (ECI) completes 70 years of its journey. The main purpose of the National Voter’s Day 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. New Voters are felicitated and handed over their Elector Photo Identity Card in the NVD function.
Hon’ble President of India Sh. Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the 10th National Voters’ Day being organized by Election Commission of India on 25th January 2020 at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt.
This National Voter’s Day let’s revise our voters pledge which says,
“We, the Citizens of India, having abiding faith in democracy, hereby pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections, and to vote in every election fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any other inducement.”
Sharing a message from the Chief Election Commissioner of India on the occasion of 10th National Voters.