Organiser : Election Commission of India
2021 Theme : Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed
Election Commission of India is celebrating 11th National Voters Day on 25th January 2021. The theme for this year’s is ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’. It also focuses on ECI’s commitment towards conducting elections safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the event, the Honourable President of India will confer the National Awards for the year 2020-21 and launch ECI’s Web Radio ‘Hello Voters’.
National Awards for the year 2020-21
The National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices will be conferred on State and District level officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections in different spheres such as IT initiatives, Security Management, Election Management during COVID-19, Accessible Election and contribution in the field of voter awareness and outreach. National Awards will also be given to important stakeholders like national icons and media groups for their valuable contribution towards voters’ awareness.
ECI’s Web Radio ‘Hello Voters’:
This online digital radio service will stream voter awareness programmes. It will provide information and education on electoral processes through songs, drama, discussions, spots, stories of elections etc. in Hindi, English and regional languages from all over the country.
About National Voters’ Day
The National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011, all across the country to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India, i.e. 25th January 1950. The main purpose of the National Voters Day celebration is to encourage, facilitate and maximize enrolment, especially for the new voters.
Sources : PIB