Category : Activities | Sub Category : National events Posted on 2020-10-17 00:04:57
In order to hearten more juvenile voters to participate in the political procedure, Government of India has decided to honour January 25 every year as National Voters Day (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस). It has been started from January 26, 2011 to salute Commissions foundation day.
The motive of celebrating National Voters Day is to make the youth knowledgeable of voting. It is the right of every responsible inhabitant as each vote settle the fate of the democracy and new government.
Why is National Voters Day celebrated?
The Election Commission of India was existed on January 25, 1950. National Voters Day was marked for the first time on January 25, 2011. It was the 61st Foundation Day of the Election Commission. Since 2011, National Voters Day is memorialized every year on January 25.
Significance of National Voters Day
The objective of the Election Commission is to recognise all eligible voters whose age has turned 18 on January 1 every year in all polling booth areas across the nation. There is an age limit of 18 years for voting in India. Any Indian native of 18 years gets the right to vote in all type of democratic elections in India.
Voters Rights in India
The Election Commission gives an identity card to the voter, which is also defined the voter identity card of the elector. Any human can vote only if his/her name is contained in the electoral list. If the name has been washed out from the voter list for any reason, voters can’t cast a vote even if it has a voter ID. If a human becomes a citizen of another country then he/she deprived of all voting rights in India.
Rallies in government campus were going on in this day. Such eligible voters would be enrolled on time and handed over their Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) on January 25 every year, adding this spirit is expected to give the youth a sense of empowerment, inspire and pride them to exercise their franchise.