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#NationalVotersDay: commitment of "No voter to be left behind"

New Delhi, Jan 24: World's largest democracy today celebrating the festival of democracy with each and every voter. India is observing 'National Voters Day' today. This day celebrates to mark the foundation day of Election Commission of India, which was established on 25th January 1950.

This year nation is celebrating the 9th National Voters Day. Today in India, the election commission is covering more than 6 lakh locations with around 10 lakh polling stations across the country.

The National Voters' Day (NVD) is celebrated all over the country on January 25 every year since 2011 with the aim to encourage, facilitate and maximize the enrollment, especially for the new voters. Dedicated to the voters of the country, the Day is utilized to spread awareness among voters for promoting informed participation in the electoral process. This year's theme is "No voter to be left behind".

On this occasion, New Voters shall be felicitated and handed over their EPIC (Elector Photo Identity Card) in the NVD function. Hon'ble President of India Sh. Ram Nath Kovind is the Chief Guest at the national function organized by Election Commission India. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Law Minister also grace the rational function.

My Vote Matters, a Quarterly Magazine launched on the occasion and the first copy presented by the Commission to the Hon'ble President.

The National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices conferred on Officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections. In addition, awards given to Civil Society Organisations and Media Houses who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of voter awareness and outreach.

For celebrating this occasion, NFAI put the rare newsreel footage of "INDIA GOES TO THE POLLS" of 1945 Central Assembly Elections from their collection on Twitter.

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