Country expresses gratitude to EC for making electoral process vibrant, participative: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during inauguration of the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar, jointly along with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The ICP is built with Indian assistance to facilitate trade and people's movement. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PTI Photo)

Extending greetings to people on the National Voters’ Day on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country expresses gratitude to the Election Commission for its efforts to make the electoral process more vibrant and participative.

For the past 10 years, the Election Commission (EC) has been celebrating January 25 as the National Voters’ Day.

The EC came into being on January 25, 1950, a day before India became a republic.

“We express gratitude to ECI for their many efforts towards making our electoral process more vibrant and participative,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

He hoped that the day inspires people to work towards increased voter awareness and turnout, which makes democracy stronger.