The National Voters’ Day Celebration 2021 will be held at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan here tomorrow at 10 am. Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Meghalaya will grace the occasion as the chief guest.
The theme for this year’s National Voters’ Day, ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’, envisages active and participative voters during elections. It also focuses on the Election Commission of India’s commitment towards conducting elections safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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 National Voters’ Day celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximize enrolment, especially for the new voters. Dedicated to the voters of the country, the day is utilised to spread awareness among voters and for promoting informed participation in the electoral process. New voters are felicitated and handed over their Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) in the National Voters’ Day functions.