Every year January 25 is celebrated as National Voters Day (NVD) with the intention to encourage the younger generation towards the voting rights and spread awareness about the necessity of voting. National Voters Day 2020 falls on Saturday. Every year, NVD has a specific theme. This time the theme is "Electoral Literacy for a Stronger Democracy." How To Vote And Other FAQs Answered For First Time Voters in India.

January 25 is the foundation day of the Election Commission of India which came into existence in 1950. This day was first observed in 2011 to encourage the young electorate to take part in the political process. ECI's main objective is to increase the enrolment of voters, especially the eligible ones.

National Voters Day Theme:

Theme 2020: "Electoral Literacy for a Stronger Democracy"

Theme 2019: “No Voter to be left behind”

Theme 2018: "Assessable Elections"

Theme 2017: "Empowering Young and Future Voters"

Theme 2016: "Inclusive and qualitative participation"

Theme 2015: "Easy Registration, Easy Correction"

Every year, National Voter's Day is celebrated at New Delhi, the capital of India, in the presence of the President of India as the chief guest. The celebration commences with a welcome speech, followed by various events- including folk dance, music, plays, drawing competition, etc., are organised.

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