National Voters Day: Election Commission appeals people to take Voters' Pledge
The 8th National Voters' Day is being observed on Thursday. The significance of this day is to encourage youngsters, who have reached the age of 18, of the country to participate in the electoral process, by enrolling or registering themselves in electoral rolls and to exercise their franchise. January 25th is also the foundation day of the Commission, which came into being on this day in 1950.
The Election Commission of India has appealed people to Join them in celebrating this day by taking the National Voters' Day Pledge.
"We, the citizens of India, having abiding faith in democracy, hereby pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections, and to vote in every election fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement".
The Election Commission will felicitate 133-millennium voters in the poll-bound of Meghalaya on National Voters Day. Those who were born on January 1 in the year 2000, the first day of the 21st century and have attained the age of 18 on the first day of this year are called millennium voters, the CEO explained.