National Voters’ Day 2024: Know The Power Of Your One Vote
National Voters’ Day is celebrated on January 25 every year in India. This year marks its 14th edition. It was first celebrated in 2011 to encourage young people to enroll as voters.
The Election Commission launches efforts annually to enroll new voters who turn 18 by January 1, providing them voter ID cards on January 25.
The theme for National Voters’ Day 2024 is ‘Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For Sure’. President Droupadi Murmu will be the Chief Guest at the main event in New Delhi.
This event will also be attended by representatives from election bodies of several countries including the Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Uzbekistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking on National Voters’ Day, urged new voters to use their voting power to oppose family-run parties.
He reminded the new voters that they are now a key part of India’s democracy, especially during its ‘Amrit Kaal‘ phase.
He inspired them to contribute to India’s development by 2047 and acknowledged their role in determining the nation’s direction and progress through voting.
Stressing the power of a single vote, Modi encouraged the youth to be responsible for driving the nation towards growth, similar to the youth’s role in India’s fight for independence.
Indian citizens should use their voting power to make informed decisions in elections, as emphasized by Prime Minister Modi. The ‘Parivarwadi’ parties, which are family-run political parties often criticized for promoting their own interests and limiting opportunities for others.
Previously, India faced challenges like corruption and was considered one of the fragile five economies. However, the situation has significantly improved, with India now being the 5th-largest global economy and aiming to be in the top 3.
The power of the vote is immense in shaping the nation’s future. Each vote contributes to forming a stable government, which is essential for clear policies and decisive actions. This is true that a stable government is more capable of making significant decisions and addressing long-standing issues.
The country’s international reputation has improved, and the Indian passport is now seen with pride worldwide.
‘Parivarvaad’, or nepotism in politics, refers to the control of political parties by specific families. This practice often leads to corruption and nepotism, where personal and family interests overshadow the public good.
It can limit opportunities for others who are not part of these families, thereby hindering true democratic representation and progress.
But the new voters can actively participate in shaping India’s future. By voting, they can contribute to building a developed India by 2047, marking a century of independence.
Thus, Indian citizens, especially the youth, are encouraged to understand the power of their vote and use it to foster a transparent, efficient, and inclusive government. This is important for continuing India’s path towards development and global standing.