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January 25, celebrated as the National Voters' Day (NVD) witnesses focused festivities at 700000 locations all over the nation reverberating with the celebration of democracy and cores of Indians rejoicing their right to vote. NVD aims at increasing enrolment f voters, especially newly eligible young voters (18-19 years old) and ensure universal adult franchise for all, celebrated with gusto since 2011 on January 25, the foundation day of Election Commission of India ( January 25, 1950) This year marks the 8th National Voter's Day with theme 'Accessible Elections'. Awards for
National awards for excellence, proficiency and innovation in election processes and procedures are conferred on the occasion of National Voters’ Day. These awards have set new benchmarks for efficient conduct of elections in the country. 2017 was the seventh year of the National Awards being presented. The practice was initiated by the Commission in 2011 with an aim to recognize contribution by election machinery, as also Government department/ agency/ Public Sector Undertakings/ Civil Society Organizations and media. These awards have helped develop a core resource base among officers in el
2015 was the sixth year that the National Awards announced by the Commission in 2011 to encourage excellence, proficiency and innovations in the field of election management, were presented. The purpose of instituting these awards has been to recognise contributions by the election machinery, media and now the Civil Society Organisations. The National Awards have set new benchmarks for efficient conduct of elections in the country. These have helped develop a core resource base among officers in election management and promoted mutual learning and emulation. BEST ELECTORAL PRACTICES AWARD