Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Election Commission of India 2010

The Election Commission of India has decided to celebrate 25th January, its Foundation Day as the 'National Voters Day' to enhance participation of citizens in the democratic electoral process. Various election awareness programs will be organised through out the UT of Lakshadweep on 25th January 2017. Public functions for the felicitation of newly registered voters will be held at all the polling stations and the Electoral Photo Identity Cards(EPICs) shall be distributed to them.Diamond Jubilee Exhibition The Election Commission of India (ECI) celebrated 60 years of its constitution on 25th January 2010 as the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. The office of the Election Commission was set up on 25th January, 1950, while the rest of the Constitution came into force a day after i.e. on 26th January, 1950. It is also significant that Article 324 that created the Commission was one of those exceptional provisions, which were given effect as early as on 26 November, 1949. 

Then The President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The Vice-President, the Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Union Ministers of Law & Justice and Communications & Information Technology, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Chairperson of the UPA and Convener of NDA have shared the dais.

The theme chosen for the Diamond Jubilee year 2010 is, "Greater Participation for a Stronger Democracy". There was an yearlong events/ programs covering areas like improvement in electors registration, expanding the coverage of Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPICs), voter-friendly measures,generating awareness among voters, mobilization of the youth and civil society partnership.

The significance of this day isto encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as *'National Voters Day'*

Department of Posts issued A commemorative postage stamp on ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA

Issued  Date : 25 - 01- 2010
Denomination : 500 Paise

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