National Voters Day Current Affairs

EC celebrates 6th National Voters’ Day across India

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has celebrated the 6th National Voters’ Day across the country.

  • Theme for year 2016 is Inclusive and Qualitative Participation.

Observances

  • To mark this day, ECI has organised National level function in New Delhi in which President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest.
  • Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi also released the book titled Belief in the Ballot and presented the first copy to the President.
  • President also gave away Awards for Best Electoral Practices to Chief Electoral Officers, District Electoral Officers and other Officers involved in election management.
  • Civil society organisations and Media houses were also given awards for best campaign in Voters’ Education and Awareness.

Background

  • National Voters’ Day was initiated in 2011 to commemorate the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
  • Significance of Day: This day marks the foundation day of ECI which came into existence on 25th January 1950.
  • This day is also utilized to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.

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