The recent terror attack on Mumbai sent nerve-wracking feelings into the Indian citizens. Outfall of the incident is a “mood of anger, agony and sadness”. A major fallout of the crisis is a turmoil in the sentiments of citizens which has lead to questioning of the governance system of India. A series of blame game has been started by the youths and the urban population of India on the governance in the forms of agitations, peace walks and rallies.
However, in a democratic setup of such a large scale, the blame game completely violates the premises of the democracry because “In a democracry, the government is of the people, by the people and for the people“. The abysmal working of the government needs to be attributed not only to the officials and the politicians of India but also to the people and the youth of India. Consider the facts below :
- 35% of the Indian population is youth. However, a very few represent the population in Lok Sabha.
- In India the poor, who comprise the majority of the demographic, are more likely to vote than the rich and the middle classes, and turnout is higher in rural areas than urban areas. Recently urban area population is the one which is carping about the failure of the system.
- Around 10% of Mumbai Youths between 18 and 24 are voters. Think about – how many actually turn to vote on the D-Day !!!!
Has the urban population and the youth of India turned into individuals with external anchor? (An individual with external anchor blames the surrounding, the environment and the system for any fault of his own) Introspection is a must for urban and the youths of India.
One of the first step for making a change in the governance is to be a part of the system and being among the decision makers. Participation of youth in Indian politcal system and bureaucracy is a must for bringing the change expected. It is necessary for the best and the brightest among the youth to join politics and serve the nation. Indian youths have to aspire for a political career path for bringing in a change.
Leaders like APJ Abdul Kalam have constantly raised voice for involving youth in the governance system. He has set himself as a role model for youths who aspire to become a part of Indian democratic and bureaucratic setup. Politicians like Advani (Youth can change the ugly image of Indian Politics) and Rahul Gandhi(Rahul peps Youth) have also raised voices on the same line.Professional Party of India which has endeavored to alter the governance system of India by fighting all seats of the Lok Sabha and forming a Government with honest, patriotic and professional Indians, is one of the recent efforts indicating a change in the mindset of Indian Youths. However, we still need more leaders like Karkare and visionaries like APJ who can incite the desire in Indian youths to be a part of the INDIAN system.