‘Youth must be made aware of voter registration’

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A polling official applies indelible phosphorus ink on the fore finger of a voter.
A polling official applies indelible phosphorus ink on the fore finger of a voter.

On the occasion of 11th National Voters Day (NVD), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday emphasised on the need to spread awareness and ensure voter registration, especially among youth.

In a tweet, Modi said, “National Voters Day is an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the EC to strengthen our democratic fabric and ensure smooth conduct of elections.”

“This is also a day to spread awareness on the need of ensuring voter registration, particularly among the youth,” the Prime Minister said.

Election Commission of India on Monday is celebrating the day on the theme of ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’.

The National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011, all across the country to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India on January 25, 1950.

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 utilised to spread awareness among the 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 NVD functions.

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