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9th National Voters Day: Celebration Of India’s Democracy

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| January 25 , 2019 , 11:38 IST

India celebrated 9th National Voters Day on January 25 that marked the foundation day of Election Commission of India.

The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in the country and founded in 1950. It administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state legislatures and the offices of the President and Vice President in India.

This year's theme for National Voters Day was “No Voter to be left behind"

The significance of National Voters' Day is to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process. It is a day to celebrate the right to vote and vibrant democracy of India. To increase people's participation in the electoral process, Facebook and Google, two of the most popular social media platforms in India, reminded voters to register themselves.

Shivnath Thukral, Public Policy Director for India and South Asia, “Facebook believes in giving voice to people and provide a safe platform for healthy debate and exchange of ideas. As India, goes into elections, we have made significant investments to fight misinformation and continue to facilitate constructive civic engagement. As part of our efforts, on National Voters Day, a voter registration reminder will appear at the top of the News Feed as a reminder service for all the voters.”

The country celebrated NVD today at more than six lakh locations covering around ten lakh polling stations across the country. New Voters were felicitated and handed over their EPIC (Elector Photo Identity Card) in the NVD function.

Famous personalities took to their social media platforms to spread awareness among the people of India to cast vote.