On the 11th national voters day i.e. 25th January, we look back to the time it all started.
Why celebrate this?
We celebrate 25th January as National Voters Day to mark the establishment of the Election Commission of India on January 25, 1950 and it is celebrated since the year 2011. India being the largest democracy of the world, has to make sure that elections go well and safely in the context of this pandemic.
What happens on this day?
All the voters of India are enlightened about the importance of elections, furthermore awareness about the electoral processes spreads. New voters added on the list are felicitated and they are also given their Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC). But this year as we all know due to the pandemic, Union Minister Ravi Shankar said the Government of India has decided to launch e-EPIC program to give e-EPIC to the five new voters.
What’s new this year?
The theme for the year 2021 is “Making our voters empowered, vigilant, safe and informed”, it clearly reflects Election Commission’s dedication to promote awareness and at the same time following all the precautions.
The NVD clearly illustrates that voting is the most important aspect of a democracy which makes it for/to/by the people. Every vote makes a count in democracy and helps the right political party to rule and empower the judiciary.
Twitter is bombarded today with the political party BJP’s urge to get registered in the voters list. Election Commission of India is highly regarded with all the wishes to conduct free elections and to maintain the largest democracy of the world. “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,” PM Modi tweeted.