9th National Voters' Day: PM Modi, President Kovind extend wishes to the country

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 25, 2019, 02:14 PM(IST)

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The day which marks the establishment of the Election Commission in India is celebrated every year to encourage the new voters.

The country on January 25 celebrated the ninth National Voters' Day at over six lakh locations.

The day which marks the establishment of the Election Commission in India is celebrated every year to encourage the new voters.

The theme of this year's celebration was “No Voter to be left behind".

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The day has been observed as National Voters' Day since January 25, 2011. 

PM Modi and other leaders extended greetings to the nation on the Ninth National Voters' Day.

"Greetings on #NationalVotersDay. This is a day to reaffirm our commitment towards further strengthening our democracy by unfailingly participating in democratic processes at the local, state and national levels. Your doing so will go a long way in building a New India, " PM  Modi tweeted.

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The initiative was taken in 2011 by the then Government led by Manmohan Singh to encourage more voters to take part in the political process.

The government launched the initiative on the observations that new voters, who were attaining the age of 18 years, were showing less interest in getting enrolled in the electoral rolls.

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