Election Commission of India will make actor Rajkumar Rao its national icon : This time the Election Commission of India has decided to make actor Rajkumar Rao its national icon. The Commission will appoint Rajkumar Rao as icon on Thursday (26 October).
Election Commission of India will make actor Rajkumar Rao its national icon : This time the Election Commission of India has decided to make actor Rajkumar Rao its national icon. The Commission will appoint Rajkumar Rao as icon on Thursday (26 October). National icons make people aware about voting. Their effort is to increase the voting percentage.
Although actor Rajkumar Rao has worked in many films and many of his films have been hits, but ‘Newton’ is a film which gave him a different identity. Rajkumar Rao received the National Award for Best Actor for this film released in 2017. In this film, Rajkumar Rao was seen in the role of a government clerk named Nutan Kumar. Nutan Kumar was a clerk who was committed to conducting fair and free elections. Capitalizing on his character, the Election Commission wants to generate enthusiasm among the people for voting.
Sachin Tendulkar was made an icon in August
Let us tell you that earlier in August this year, the Election Commission had made former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar its national icon. Actually, Lok Sabha elections are to be held in India next year. The Election Commission wants to make more and more people participate in voting. His focus is mostly on the youth, that is why he has first chosen celebrities like Sachin and then Rajkumar Rao for this.
What does a national icon do?
When the Election Commission makes someone its national icon, then that celebrity has to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Election Commission. This memorandum is for the next 3 years. After this, he makes people aware about voting through celebrity advertisements, through his social media platforms or through other programs. Even before this, the Election Commission has made many players and actors its national icons.