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President Droupadi Murmu Awards Best Electoral Practices on National Voters’ Day

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President Droupadi Murmu Awards Best Electoral Practices on National Voters' Day

The President Droupadi Murmu graced and addressed the 14th National Voters’ Day Celebrations in New Delhi today. On the occasion, the President presented the Best Electoral Practices Awards for the year 2023 to the State and District level officers for their exemplary performance in the conduct of elections during 2023.

Other important stakeholders including government departments, and media organisations for their role in creating and enhancing voters’ awareness also received awards

In her address, the President said the vastness and diversity of our democracy is a matter of pride for every Indian. The Election Commission has played an important role in the journey of our democracy. She mentioned the fact that 17 general elections and more than 400 assembly elections have been conducted by the Election Commission till date. She acknowledged the present and previous teams of the Election Commission for ensuring a fair and inclusive election process over the decades in India.

Successful use of modern technology on a large scale in the election process of our country is an example for all democratic countries of the world, said the President. She expressed confidence that the effective use of technology by the Election Commission will be further enhanced to the extent possible in all activities related to the election process.

It is not easy to make arrangements for voters living in all parts of the country, some in almost inaccessible regions. Despite all challenges, the Election Commission team carries out this difficult task and it is a huge achievement of our democracy. This was pointed out at the occasion by the President. She commended the Election Commission for providing the facility of voting at home for those who cannot go to the polling stations. She stated that these efforts have made our country’s election process more inclusive.

President congratulates young voters, says youth are the future leaders of democracy

The President said our youth are the future leaders of our democracy. She extended congratulations to the young voters who obtained the Elector Photo Identity Card and will be voting for the first time. She said that after obtaining this right, their duties have also increased. She said that the young voters present are representatives of crores of youth of the country who will play a decisive role in building a golden India of the year 2047.

The President received the first copy of ‘ECI initiatives for General Elections 2024’ from the Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Rajiv Kumar.

Prime Minister Address First-time Voters

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all new voters of the country. Taking a jibe at the Congress, the Prime Minister in his address to first-time voters on National Voters’ Day on Thursday said that family-run parties never allow other youngsters to move ahead. “Today, people talk about credibility, not corruption; success stories, not scams. Earlier India was on the list of fragile five economies. But today, Bharat is the fifth largest economy in the world. In the coming years, India will become the top three economies in the world,” he told them.

National Voters’ Day is celebrated on January 25 every year to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission of India. The main purpose of the National Voters’ Day celebration is to create electoral awareness amongst citizens and encourage them to participate in the electoral process. ‘Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For sure’ is the theme of National Voters’ Day 2024.

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