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National Voters Day 2019

India is celebrating 9th National Voters Day on 25th January 2019 for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process. The main purpose of celebrating National Voters Day is to encourage, facilitate and maximize the enrollment, especially for the new voters.

Genesis of the National Voters Day

As per the proposal mooted by the Ministry of Law and Justice, the Union Cabinet headed by then Prime Minister approved the proposal to celebrate National Voters Day on 25th January. The National Voters Day was first celebrated on 25th January 2011.

January 25th is celebrated as the National Voter’s Day vowing to the fact that it was on this day the Election Commission of India was constituted on 25th January 1950.

National Voters Day 2019

India would be witnessing the parliamentary elections in 2019, in order to ensure an inclusive election process the theme of the National Voters Day is No Voter to be Left Behind.

President Ram Nath Kovind would be the Chief Guest at the main function being organized by Election Commission in New Delhi. The event is also graced by Chief Election Commissioners and senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Russia and Sri Lanka.

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Diffo Bridge of Arunachal Pradesh Inaugurated

The Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 426.60 m long Pre Stressed Concrete Box Girder type Diffo bridge over Diffo river on Roing – Koronu- Paya road in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Diffo bridge will provide for uninterrupted access between Dibang Valley and Lohit valley region of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh together with providing an all-weather road to our troops deployed on the China border.

The construction of the Bridge was undertaken by the Project Udayak of the Border Roads Organisation.

Project Udayank

Project Udayank of the Border Roads Organisation was raised on June 1990 at Doomdooma Assam. The name of the project Udayank is synonymous to the land of rising sun which fits appropriately to the area it operates. It consists of two border road taskforces undertaking construction activities in the northeastern region.

Border Roads Organisation

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) develops and maintains road networks in India’s border areas and friendly neighbouring countries. Border Road Organisation has also undertaken the infrastructure development activities in neighbouring countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

During the peacetime, the BRO is vested with responsibilities to

  • Develop & Maintain the Operational Road Infrastructure of General Staff (GS) in the Border Areas.
  • Contribute to the Socio-Economic Development of the Border States.

During Wartime, BRO is responsible for

  • Developing & Maintaining Roads to Keep Line of Control through in Original Sectors and Re-deployed Sectors.
  • Executing Additional Tasks as laid down by the Govt Contributing to the War Effort.

The Border Roads Organisation works under the Ministry of Defence.

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