Election Commission of India is celebrating 11th National Voters Day on 25th January 2021. President Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the national function being organized in New Delhi by the Election Commission of India. The President will grace the occasion virtually from Rashtrapati Bhawan. Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad will grace the function as the Guest of Honour.
The theme for this year’s National Voters Day is ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’, envisages active and participative voters during elections.
The National Voters Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011, all across the country to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India, i.e. 25th January 1950. The main purpose of the NVD celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximize enrolment, especially for the new voters.
During the event, the Honourable President of India will confer the National Awards for the year 2020-21 and launch ECI’s Web Radio, ‘Hello Voters’. The National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices will be conferred on State and District level officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections in different spheres.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will launch the e-EPIC programme and distribute e-EPICs and Elector Photo Identity Cards to five new voters. He will also release three publications of the Election Commission during the event.