Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, a Bharat Ratna Awardee, has been declared the National Icon of the Election Commission of India (ECI). He addressed an event in New Delhi on 23 August 2023, emphasizing the importance of every vote for the nation’s development.
- This designation aims to raise voter awareness and promote participation in the electoral process.
- A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Sachin Tendulkar and the Election Commission for a three-year partnership.
- The partnership aims to tackle challenges related to urban and youth apathy towards voting.
- The collaboration with Tendulkar is intended to boost voters’ participation in upcoming elections, particularly the general elections scheduled for the next year.
- The Election Commission regularly associates with prominent individuals from various fields and designates them as national icons to motivate voters.
- Previously recognized national icons by the ECI include Pankaj Tripathi, MS Dhoni, Aamir Khan, and Mary Kom.
Q.: Who has been declared as the National Icon of the Election Commission of India (ECI)?
a) MS Dhoni
b) Aamir Khan
c) Sachin Tendulkar
d) Pankaj Tripathi
Ans : c) Sachin Tendulkar