This year we have NVD on 25th January 2018, here is a sample content for essay or speech.
Essay, Speech on India’s National Voters Day (25th January)
We are in the first month of the year and one of the most significant national events is our republic day. But there is one more important day to be celebrated, that is National Voters Day. It is a very important day for Indian democracy. The significance of this day is to encourage young Indian voters to take part in the democratic political process. Indian government decided to celebrate 25th January as “National Voter’s Day” or “राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस” from 2011.
25 January is chosen to be national voters day because on 25 January 1950, just a day before we became a republic nation; election commission was founded. We started to celebrate day from 2011 and idea of national voters day celebration came from an ordinary voter called Captain Chand in 2010. Election commission took suggestions and improved upon it to celebrate 25 January as national voters day. The year 2011 was the first and this year we will be celebrating 8th National Voters Day.
Earlier voter eligibility age was 21 years, but in 1988 it was lowered to 18 years. This change was incorporated because several countries across the world were adopting 18 years as official voting age. Same time young Indian population was getting literate and politically conscious. Sixty-First Amendment Bill of 1998 lowered the voter’s eligibility age in India.
India has more than 50% of population below the age of 35 years and a big chunk of it just turning 18. It is very important to make them aware and part of democratic process. It is very crucial to make them realize their rights and obligations too. This way we will have a larger participation of people in the democracy.
In P.M Narendra Modi’s 2018 new years speech on “Maan Ki Baat” radio broadcast, he welcomed new eligible voters who turned 18 on January 1st. He called them “New India Voters” and urged them to get registered. He also said, “As voters of this century, you too must be feeling proud. Your vote will prove to be the bedrock of New India.
The power of the vote is the greatest strength of a democracy. The vote is the most effective tool in bringing about a positive change in the lives of millions of people. And it’s not just about you acquiring the right to Vote. It’s about you determining & deciding the course of the nation in the 21st century, your dreams in India of the 21st century……”
National Voters Day celebration is observed across whole India in over 7 lac locations. Every year eligible voters take a pledge, receive Photo Voter ID Card and booklet highlighting his/her rights and obligations.
It is very important to celebrate such days, it will help democracy in the country and inspire people should take part nation building.
Note: We have given this information in essay format but you use the same content for speech, paragraph writing too. Yes, you need to modify the style and structure accordingly. Here are some other common question asked about India’s national voters day.
What is the Slogan and Theme for National Voters Day 2018?
The slogan “No Voter to be left behind” suggest the focus on inclusiveness. The theme for 2016 was “Inclusive and Qualitative participation”. The theme for the year 2018 was “Accessible Election”. The theme for the year 2019 is not yet known.
Why and when it is celebrated?
NVD is celebrated to encourage young, eligible Indian voters to take an active part in the democratic, political process. It is celebrated every year on 25th January since 2011.
Note: We have translated this post in Hindi (राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस निबंध भाषण) But we would like to invite volunteers to translate this essay in various Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali etc.
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