National Voters Day : Theme | Celebrations | History | TrendsFirst

Today, on 25th January 2022, Election Commission of India is celebrating 12th National Voters Day.

Theme : National Voters Day 2022

The theme for this year’s National Voters Day is ‘Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative’. It envisages focus on ECI’s commitment to facilitate active participation of voters during the elections and to make the complete process hassle free and a memorable experience for all categories of voters.

Celebrations : National Voters Day 2022 

Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu was supposed to be the Chief Guest for the national function today. But, due to his inability to attend the function in person, his message will be virtually delivered during the function. Meanwhile, Union Minister for Law and Justice, Shri Kiren Rijiju will grace the function as the Guest of Honour

To mark the occasion, National Awards for the Best Electoral Practises for the year 2021-22 will be conferred on State and District level officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections in different spheres.

An ECI Publication ‘Leap of Faith: Journey of Indian Elections’ will also be released on the occasion. The book narrates India's electoral history and the growth of representative and electoral principles in India as it evolved from the nineteenth to twenty first century.

A national voter awareness contest on social media- ‘My Vote is my Future- Power of One Vote’ will also be launched to reiterate the importance of every vote through creative expression for the ongoing Assembly Elections 2022. With a host of categories like Song, Slogan, Quiz, Video Making and Poster Design, the contest will be open to all. The winners shall be presented with exciting cash prizes and accolades. 

History : National Voters Day 2022

Since 2011, National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year, all across the country to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India, i.e. 25th January 1950. The Union government, then led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved a proposal of the law ministry to this effect.

The main purpose of the NVD celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximise enrolment, especially for the new voters. Dedicated to the voters of the country, the day is utilized to spread awareness among voters and for promoting informed participation in the electoral process. 

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