The Power of Youth

India Today - - MAIL -

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.


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