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    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.
  • #615826
    Youth is definately participating in election these days whether for voting, leadership, camaigining and fighting election.
    The recent example is seen in gujrat where three young leaders have emerged as leader of three different groups of mobs and they are even mobilising this support to atrack the government in power.
    These three leaders are :-
    Alpesh thakur -leading obc mob
    Hardik patel - leading patidars and patela.
    Jignesh Mevani- leader leading dalit communities.
    Because of these young leaders all political speculations for Gujrat has been changed.
    Though the way this caste politics is movibg forward is not a good thing for our country but young leaders are emerging and are getting interested in politics.

    "It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"

  • #615836
    I appreciate the author for giving a clarion call to the Indian youths to join the politics. Yes it is timely and need of the hour. We are fed up with seeing the same faces of rotten politicians who promise but never turn around. We have been voting them since ages, but they wont listen to our inner voice nor they have the guts to gauge our pulse. Now it is the time for the change. India must be taken over by the youth. Again it should not be under control of elders from behind. I think our youths are educated, forward looking and above all they have every big criteria better than the so called politicians. Only thing they lack is the money. Again if the election commission comes with on line voting method in future , surely youths can plan themselves into politics and stand as the Independent candidate and then merge to form a group to rule the country.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #615845
    I vote for this. Youth should take active part in politics and they should lead the country from the front. These many young people are getting interested in their personal life. They spend a lot of time in social media or with friends. Instead of that if they take full time for the development of the country by involving themselves in active politics. Even if a young person starts a new party and give preference to only people who are less than forty years and participate in the elections with a message to youth saying that they support youth and ensure a better life in this country to them chances of winning are very high. But the sons or daughters of present day politicians will not be allowed in this party. All fresh faces and all are below 40 years, then fair chances will be there. But the question is who will bell the cat. Nobody from normal or middle class families is interested to venture into politics by losing their job and earning position. But if it happens nothing like it. India will then be the number one country in the Planet Earth.
    always confident

  • #615857
    Young leaders or youth leaders taking part in meaningful politics would always be welcome. For a common man to get into politics he needs to do some social work for a few years to get notices, or he has to join a popular party where in he has to raise through the ranks to be considered good enough to be given a party ticket. All this takes time, efforts which the youth be hesitating to do considering the returns. Even if they get beyond this, there would be hurdles at every step when they try to do something good for the people and the country. They have to fight internal politics, corruption,vested interests and even face threats to their lives ( like RTI activist who expose a major scam). They have to literally hang on to their chairs so that they can continue being in politics. When there is so much going on wherein they have to be careful from themselves, where would be the time to look into the issues of the common man.
    On the other hand, if the youth leader has the backing of influential people or belong to a family of politicians or businessman, they can come up quickly and start doing something useful. Yes, we need to groom these youth leaders so that there is someone in the ranks who can take the mantle for the good of people.

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