Much needed Intervention of youth in Indian politics - how to encourage this?
Do you feel it is high time for youngsters to be part of the current political scene in India? Give your suggestions on how they can be drawn in to play an active & positive role in Indian politics.
Quoting Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling's poem Stanza,
"If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch",
the Present political system is lacking the determination for developing the country.
India is one of the youngest and being the largest democracy of the world is ruled by the oldest and retired political kids of the country. It's surprising that the country is one of the largest youth populated ones, but the percentage of youth actively participating in the political process is less than 10% of the whole political group of the nation.
Out of this 10%, most of them are either by the familial ties or through the political parties' youth wings who act as leaders in the government Universities. But where is the actual participation of the youth who are interested in changing the governing process of the country?
Many of the politicians of our country say that experience is much needed for structuring the polity and governance of the country and they opine that youth is too aggressive and enthusiastic for these things which is not apt for our nation. J.K. Rowling has aptly said: "Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth". If youth is provided with a platform for the politics, the energy of the youth and experience of the senior politicians can for sure bring a change in the present governance of the country.
Suggestions from the members to encourage youth into politics.