6th National Voters’ Day observed with theme Inclusive and Qualitative Participation

Jan 25, 2016 17:00 IST

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


Name of Offficers


For Innovation

Sanjay Kumar Agarwal

DEO, Gaya

Balamurugan D

DEO, Purnea


Lokesh Kumar Singh

DEO, West Champaran

Aboobacker Siddique

DEO West SinghBhum

Shirish Mohod

Nodal Officer, Maharashtra

Shekhar Channe


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,


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


Lalmachhuana ion

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.

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