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Journey to a Mysterious Island of the Dolls | Article 2022

Journey to a Mysterious Island of the Dolls If you have been asked to list some famous movies where doll plays an important role then sure you will list up the below movie names.  Dolls (1987) Child's Play (1988) Puppet Master (1989) Dolly Dearest (1991) Demonic Toys (1992) Dead Silence (2007) The Conjuring (2013) Annabelle (2014) Poltergeist (2015) The Boy (2016) Annabelle: Creation (2017) Yes, many of us more or less have seen the above movies but this article is not on that. This article is about an island which is full of dolls. This is neither a story nor fake gossip. This is true and real. More than 1500 dolls are available now on this island and those dolls have been collected for 50 years. Before going into the history of this island let's take some ideas of different types of dolls. Different types of dolls There have been dolls in human society for 4,000 years. We'll list a few of the many distinct kinds of dolls that exist. Corn husk doll:- Native Americans crea

National Voters' Day | Theme 2022 & History | Article 2022

National Voters' Day: Theme 2022 & History


On 25th January 2011, the first-ever National Voters' Day was observed in order to promote more young independent voters to participate in the election system.

Every year on 25th January, National Voters' Day is honored to inspire citizens to independently take part in the election system. Year 2022 is the 12th anniversary of this event.
 

History of National Voters' Day

To motivate more young independent voters to participate in the political system, the Government of India has declared January 25 as "National Voters' Day".  It began on January 25, 2011, to commemorate the Commission's establishment day. The Union government, then headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, endorsed a law ministry proposal to that effect.

Observing that new voters above the age of 18 were exhibiting less interest in becoming enlisted in the electoral registers, former information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni stated that their registration was as low as 20% to 25% in some circumstances. To solve this issue the Election Commission has decided to undertake a countrywide effort to find all eligible voters who turn 18 on 1st January of every year in all polling locations across India. Every year on 25th January, such voters would be enlisted and issued an Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC).

The theme of National Voters' Day 2022

This year's National Voters' Day theme is 'Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible, and Participative.' Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu was expected to be the event's principal guest. He will, however, deliver a virtual statement rather than physically attending the occasion after becoming infected with Covid-19.

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju will be the Special Guest of Honour. National Awards for the Best Voting Practices for the Year 2021-22 will be presented during the event to district and state level officers for their excellent performance in the election process in various regions.

The newly enlisted voters, on the other hand, will be given the EPIC during the ceremony.

Handbook

On the occasion of National Voters' Day, the microblogging platform Koo has published a multilingual handbook on voter rights and privileges to help first-time voters make intelligent choices during the forthcoming assembly elections in five states. The handbook, according to a release, concentrates on the core rights of the Indian voter as guaranteed in the Constitution and encompasses the duties voters must contemplate before and after submitting their electoral votes.

'Leap of Faith: Journey of Indian Elections,' an ECI publication, will be launched. The book recounts India's election history as well as the evolution of representational and electoral ideas in India from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. The book, which was meticulously researched from credible sources, contextualizes the importance of elections in the formation of contemporary India. The study concentrates on the Election Commission of India's ongoing efforts to ensure that elections truly represent the will of the people.

Another publication, 'Pledge to Vote – A Decade-Long Journey of National Voters Day in India,' will be released. The book chronicles ECI's National Voters' Day events beginning with the Diamond Jubilee. Dedicated to the country's voters, the book, particularly its pictorials, is guaranteed to motivate people who serve as Electoral Democracy's "Frontline Warriors."

Contest

A nationwide voter consciousness contest on social media, titled "My Vote is My Future- Power of One Vote," will also be launched to emphasize the value of every vote via artistic expression for the current Assembly Elections 2022. The event will be open to all citizens of India. The categories of these events are Poster Design, Video, Song, Slogan writing, and Quiz. The champions will get significant monetary prizes and honors.

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