National Voters Day

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    About National Voters Day

    • It has been celebrated on January 25 every year, since 2011 to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India i.e. 25th January 1950.
    • The main purpose of the NVD celebration is to create electoral awareness amongst citizens and encourage them to participate in the electoral process.
      • New voters are felicitated and handed over their Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) in the NVD functions held across the country.
    • It is celebrated at the national, state, district, constituency, and polling booth levels, which makes it one of the largest celebrations in the country.
    • The theme for this year’s NVD is ‘Nothing Like Voting, I Vote for Sure’ is dedicated to voters and conveys an individual’s feeling and aspiration towards participation in the electoral process through the power to vote.
      • Other highlights of this year’s NVD
        • The logo is designed to showcase the festivity and inclusivity of the electoral process. The tick mark in the logo stands for informed decision-making by the voter.
          • Ashoka Chakra in the background represents the largest democracy in the world, whereas the inked finger represents the participation of each and every voter of the country.

    Image Courtesy: PIB

    Source: PIB