National Voters Day
On 25 January, National Voters Day is celebrated every year to spread awareness about the necessity of voting and to encourage young generation towards the voting rights. It is also necessary to increase the effective participation in the electoral process among voters. This is the ninth year of celebrating National Voters Day. What is the history behind National Voters Day, importance of National Voters Day, theme of 2019 etc. through this article?
National Voters Day: History
25th January is the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI) which came into existence on 1950. This day was first celebrated in 2011 to encourage as much as young voters to take part in the electoral process. No doubt it is the day to celebrate the right to vote and also the democracy of India. Election Commission main objective is to increase the enrollment of voters, especially the eligible ones.
Let us tell you that earlier the eligibility age of the voter was 21 years but in 1988 it was lowered to 18 years. Mainly Sixty-First Amendment Bill of 1998 lowered the voter’s eligibility age in India.
National Voters Day: Significance
India is a democratic country. Every citizen has basic rights to vote. He or she has right to select his leader to whomever they think is capable of leading the nation, solve the problems of common people, bring about change etc. National Voters Day is a significant root of India as future of the country lies in the leader that we choose.
Just think once, that if we do not come forward and choose the right leader then the progress and development of the country will get hampered and will also affect the people of the country. It is the leader of the country who decides various basic big projects and several things. If basic system will not be developed properly it may lead to under construction of roads, electricity connection problems etc. Hence, we should encourage youth for participation and build a strong network for the coming generation who will make sure to cast their votes without fail.