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National Voters’ Day 2019: The Importance of casting Vote

January 25 marks National Voters’ Day

A Vote of Thanks to the Country

National Voters’ Day 2019 is celebrated on 25th of January every year.  It is celebrated by the Government of India in order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process. This will be the 9th celebration of the event. The first event happened in the year 2011. As a child, we all learn and gain knowledge related to voting, but when we actually acquire the age we don’t pay the required attention to the matter. The basic purpose of voting is that it enables the citizen to choose the leader of their country.

Voting is a fundamental right. The minimum age in maximum countries for voting is 18 year. Sometimes we think that our one vote wouldn’t have any impact on the whole system, but the fact is, “little by little, fills the pot”, each and every single person living in this country, whose age is 18 and plus, have equal importance.

A detailed study about the matter:

When: National Voters’ Day is observed on 25th of January. This year, it will be the 9th celebration of the event. It is celebrated by the Government of India to mark the Commission’s foundation day.

Where: Last year this event was celebrated in Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi.

Theme: The theme of National Voters’ Day is to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process. Being a citizen of this country what are the actual responsibilities and duties we should practice?

Why should we vote?

The primary thing of our “Democratic Country” is, voting. India is a democratic country, which means, people, choose their rulers by voting for them in elections. If the roots of our governmental systems will be shaken, then how well will our country develop?
It gives the person the right to choose his leader, to question the government about the issues and clarifications. It doesn’t only help you to choose the leader on the basis of the representation but also depending upon the social issues, the security system provided to the country etc.

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Important things to know before casting your vote –

At the polling station:

Voters must carry their voter ID cards, voter slip or any other photo ID proof with themselves to the polling booth.

Then you have to inform the Polling officer about your presence and show him your voter ID.

Next, the voter has to go the second Polling Officer who will mark your left forefinger with indelible ink. He’ll also provide you with assigned voters’ slip.

Then you have to move to the third Polling Officer who will activate the Ballot button after checking your voters’ slip, which in turn will activate the Ballot Unit.

Once you are near EVM hit the “blue button” against the candidate of your choice.

NOTA – If you are not in the favor of any candidate, you can press the NOTA(none of the above) button.

On the button panels of the EVMs, the unlisted candidate are masked. So there is no use of pressing the button against them and wasting the vote.

This year will be the 72nd year of the independence from the British Raj, but are we actually paying any tribute to the fighters of our country who didn’t even had any second thought before giving their livesfor the country?

Let us all pledge this year to cast our ‘Valuable Vote for our Precious India’.

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