National Voters Day 2019 Current Affairs - 2020
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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.
Tags: Bangladesh • Bhutan • Election Commission of India • Kazakhstan • Maldives