ECI to celebrate seventh National Voters' Day

| Updated: Jan 25, 2017 12:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 25 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) will celebrate the seventh National Voters' Day across the country today for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process. The national level function will be held in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee will give away awards for best electoral practices to District Collectors, Superintendents of Police and other functionaries involved in election management. President Mukherjee will administer Voters Day Pledge to participants. Voter identity cards will also be distributed to newly eligible young voters on the occasion. January 25 is also the foundation day of the Election Commission, which came into being on this day in 1950. The Commission's objective through National Voters' Day is to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones. The day is also utilized to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process. (ANI)