President Pratibha Patil will wind up the diamond-jubilee celebrations of the Election Commission and launch the “National Voters Day” here on Tuesday.

Felicitation for voters

She will felicitate fresh voters, release a commemorative film on the Indian elections and present awards for the best electoral practices.

Briefing journalists on the preparations for the event, EC Director-General Akshay Rout said millions of fresh voters, as of January 1, 2011, would be distributed Electoral Photo Identity Cards on that day in over eight lakh polling booths in the country.

Delegates, particularly from the Election Commissions of 30 countries, would be attending the event he said, adding that the Election Commission of Pakistan had evinced interest in Indian Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and had sought for its demonstration for its visiting delegates.

The EC agreed to the request to visit an EVM manufacturing centre.

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