Who: 6th National Voters’ Day (NVD)
Where: Across India
When: 25 January 2016
25 January: National Voters’ Day (NVD)
6th National Voters’ Day (NVD) was observed across the country on 25 January 2016 by the Election Commission of India. The theme for the 6th National Voters’ Day is ‘Inclusive and Qualitative Participation’.
The Commission’s objective through NVD is to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones.
The National function of the NVD was held in New Delhi and presided over by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
On the occasion, the Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi also released a book titled, ‘Belief in the Ballot’ and presented it’s the first copy to the President.
To celebrate and recognise the contribution of Government department/Agencies to the efforts of ECI for enhancing electoral participation, the election commission has introduced awards. Six newly eligible electors were given their EPICs by President of India.
The awards were given away to
|Indicator||Name of Offficers||Designation|
|For Innovation||Sanjay Kumar Agarwal||DEO, Gaya|
|Balamurugan D||DEO, Purnea|
|For SVEEP||Lokesh Kumar Singh||DEO, West Champaran|
|Aboobacker Siddique||DEO West SinghBhum|
|Shirish Mohod||Nodal Officer, Maharashtra|
|For Electoral Roll Management||Antara Acharya||DEO MEdnipur|
|For Security Management||Manu Maharaaj||SSP Gaya|
|Sharat Kumar Sinha||DCP, Delhi|
|Best State Award
|Ajay Nayak,||CEO BIhar|
|Thiru. Rajesh Lakhoni,||CEO Tamil Nadu|
|Chandra Bhushan Kumar,||CEO Delhi|
|National Award for Govt. Dept/Agency||Arvind Kumar Chaudhary, Secretary, Rural Development||Jeevika, Bihar|
|Anish Mankad||Gujarat Education Dept.|
|Vasumitra, Chief Postmaster General||Department of Posts|
|National CSO Award||Lalbiakzuala
|Young Mizo Association|
|National Media Award||Hindustan, Bihar edition|
25 January is the foundation day of the Commission, which came into being on this day in 1950.
The National Voters’ Day is also utilised to spread awareness among voters regarding effective participation in the electoral process.
After the completion of the NVD National function, the Commission inaugurated the construction of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) campus at sector-22 Dwarka, New Delhi.
Election Commission of India will be presenting a Tableau with the theme ‘Inclusive and Qualitative Participation’ at the Republic Day parade on 26 January at Rajpath, New Delhi.