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EduCare News: Voting age reduced from 21 years to 18 in 1988; Know the history of National Voters' Day and this year's theme


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Every year, National Voters' Day is celebrated across the country on 25 January, just one day before Republic Day. The main objective of celebrating this day is to encourage greater enrollment of voters, especially first time voters, and involvement in the voting process.

History of National Voters' Day

The Election Commission of India is celebrating its 75th year of service to the nation on January 25, 2024. On this day in the year 1950, the Election Commission of India was established. National Voters' Day is celebrated to celebrate this day. However, it was celebrated for the first time in 2011, 61 years after the establishment of the Election Commission.

It is noteworthy that since independence, the age to be a voter was 21 years, but in 1988 it was reduced to 18 years. The age for being a voter in India was reduced through the Sixty-first Amendment Bill of 1998.

Voter's Day was celebrated for the first time in 2011

Voters' Day was celebrated for the first time in the year 2011. It was started by the then President Pratibha Patil. He celebrated National Voters' Day for the first time in the year 2011, since then National Voters' Day started being celebrated every year on 25 January.

What is the theme of National Voters Day 2024?

The theme of National Voters' Day 2024 is completely dedicated to voters. The theme of NVD 2024 is 'Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For sure'.

importance of today's day

The reason behind celebrating National Voters' Day is to make people aware and make them understand the utility of voting, so that they choose the right candidate so that the development of our country can move in a stalled direction. Today is an important day for every citizen of India.

Election Commission organizes national function in New Delhi

The Election Commission of India is celebrating its 14th National Voters' Day (NVD) on January 25, 2024. To commemorate this, a national function was organized by the Election Commission in New Delhi, the chief guest of which was President Smt. Draupadi Murmu. To mark the occasion, a commemorative postage stamp was released on the theme – “Inclusive Elections” – in view of the 2024 parliamentary elections. Additionally, an innovative multi-media campaign for voter education and awareness for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections 2024 was also launched.

What rights do voters have?

The right to vote is a constitutional right in India. Apart from this, voters have other rights.

1. Right to know: Right to know about the candidates contesting elections. This has been given to the voter under Section 19 of the Constitution. Under this, voters get information about the candidate's assets, criminal records etc. through his affidavit.

2. Right not to vote (NOTA): The right not to vote has also been given in the country. This does not mean that they did not come out of their homes to vote. In fact, by pressing the NOTA button, he gets the right to reject any candidate.

3. Sick or disabled voters: Those voters who cannot go to vote due to any physical disability or serious illness, have the right to vote through postal ballot. The presiding officer goes and brings these votes in a sealed envelope.

4. Tender Vote: If a person has already cast his vote, he has the right to cast his tender vote. We have given its details above.

Prime Minister addressed first time voters through video conferencing

Prime Minister Modi addressed the gathering through video conference today at 11 am on the occasion of Voters' Day. 'Namo New Voter Conference' Addressed to.

During this address, the Prime Minister told first time voters that “your one vote will decide the direction of the country.”

During this address, the Prime Minister told first-time voters that “your one vote will decide the direction of the country.”

PM Modi further said, “Your one vote and the direction of the country's development are interconnected. Your one vote will make India the third largest economy in the world. Your one vote will bring a stable and large majority government in India. Your one vote will further accelerate the pace of reforms in India. Your one vote will give more energy to the digital revolution. Your one vote will take India to space on its own. Your one vote will make the first passenger aircraft in India. Your one vote will further enhance India's credibility in the world.

More than 7 crore first time voters are going to vote for the first time in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha made mega preparations for this program. The Morcha has organized 'Namo Navmata Sammelan' at 5 thousand places in the country. A total of 30 lakh young voters were added to all these 5 thousand places, who are going to vote for the first time in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

BJP's theme song also launched
At the same time, on this special occasion of Namo Navdata Sammelan, BJP also launched its theme song before the elections. It is said in the theme song, 'Realities are not woven by dreams, that's why everyone chooses Modi'.

Any DeepFake interference in voting will be dealt with strictly

On the eve of the 14th National Voters' Day, the Chief Election Commissioner greeted all the voters.

On the eve of the 14th National Voters' Day, the Chief Election Commissioner greeted all the voters.

On the eve of the 14th National Voters' Day, Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajiv Kumar said that deep fakes and artificial intelligence are being increasingly used to undermine people's trust and integrity in the election process. However, if something like this happens, then any attempt to compromise the fundamental principle of integrity of elections through false narrative will be dealt with with swift and strong measures.

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