The Power of Youth
Thank you for bringing the youth of India to the forefront (“Change On Their Mind”, September 30). The youth can help India come out of the dark ages and will be instrumental in the fight against an aging, ruthless, corrupt and unruly political class. It is a tragic reality that despite having a huge pool of talented, hardworking individuals, India remains in pathetic chaos. It is amongst the most lawless and violent countries in the world. With the nation preoccupied with atrocities such as murder, theft and rape, it is hardly surprising that there is no time or energy left to plan the future. May God bless the youth of India who are genuinely concerned about building a secure future and are capable of it
SHAILJA CHATURVEDI, Sydney The youth in India are fed up with the non- functioning UPA Government. Apart from putting a permanent end to corruption, they want jobs, growth, safety and empowerment of women. Most of them see Narendra Modi as a beacon of hope for the betterment of the country. We have to wait and see whom the country votes for in the next General Elections— despondency or hope.
VIRENDRA T., via email The forthcoming General Elections in 2014 is going to be an interesting one. The 67- year- old democracy’s 40 per cent voting population is under the age of 40. Of them, nearly 40 per cent are Internet- enabled. Their influencing ability is tremendous. They will be playing a critical role in deciding the outcome of the 2014 polls and it will be an election to watch out for. One area in which we have excelled is in conducting, by and large, fair elections— the largest event in the world, involving an electorate exceeding 670 million across 700,000 polling booths. This has ensured that India remains one of the largest democracies in the world.
V. V. S. S. DHARMAKUMAR, DHARMAKUMAR, Gurgaon Gurgaon