Are you an adult? Or have you just turned 18? Have you got your Election Photo ID Card (EPIC)?
Today, ie., 25 Jan has been declared as National Voters' Day in our country, India. The Election Commission of India is taking various steps to spread awareness amongst the youth so that newly turned Adults become the part of the huge democratic system of India, so that they enrol themselves as voters in their respective areas. The awareness campaign, as I read in media, includes reaching to the colleges and Universities and using the social network sites like Facebook and twitter which are so frequented by the youth of our country. It's really heartening to see this sea change in approach to reach out to the masses!
So, if you are an adult, then you should apply to get your voter ID card (Election Photo Identity Card, EPIC) and do your bit in building the nation.
I'd been associated with the election machinery, would not like to share much details about it, but what I observed that the educated youth, upper middle class families generally were seen less in numbers in a prominent New Delhi Election booth last time. So, don't get just your EPIC but do remember to vote when the time comes. Let the words enshrined in the Indian Constitution - Universal Adult Franchise - become a complete reality. Get to know more details about this Here
And what better day to talk about Indian Constitution, on the eve of the Republic Day. Heartiest good wishes to all my fellow citizens of India!