Olympic Bronze Medalists Saina Nehwal and M C Mary Kom are the New National Icons for Election Commission.
Olympic Bronze Medalists India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and London Olympic bronze medalist & woman boxing star M C Mary Kom are the new National Icons of Election Commission of India. They are the first female national icons to support ECI. They join the galaxy of existing national icons namely former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and Indian cricket captain Shri M S Dhoni.
Promotional messages from these icons, in audio-visual formats, have been organised on the direction of the Commission by the Chief Electoral Officers of Andhra Pradesh and Manipur with collaboration from Doordarshan.
Messages of Saina Nehwal and MC Mary Kom will be used in all subsequent poll bound states for enhancing voter turnout. There are separate messages from them for promoting enrollment of voters in various states and union territories, particularly among youth and women.