Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has signed up with the Election Commission as its 'national icon' in the run-up Lok Sabha polls 2014. He will be the part of the EC's voter awareness initiatives.
As the disapproval mind of the voters, especially youngsters to all parties, the main task of Amir would be to encourage more and more people to vote in the General Elections.
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, boxer MC Mary Kom, badminton ace Saina Nehwal and former president APJ Abdul Kalam are the other 'national icons'
According to the sources and reports, the national icons will reach out to people through programs such as systematic voter education and electoral participation (SVEEP), which aims at increasing voter turnout as also quality of electoral participation in terms of informed and ethical voting.