Standing up for change
2014 Election wave
2014 has been a crucial year for India, the world’s largest democracy. Elections are taking place again after five years. Once again you will find yourself surrounded with banners of political parties, the repeated “Mujhe vote do’’ slogans everywhere, advertisements, campaigns, 24/7 news updates, debates and a lot more. But this time there is something more to all this. There has been a different buzz! People have been encouraging others to go exercise their rights by voting.
You usually find actors, cricketers or such influential people spreading this awareness about voting. In certain places there have been flash mobs by teens as well. A great initiative indeed! But have you ever seen a bunch of 11-12 year olds, who are not even eligible to vote, spreading this awareness among the elders in their neighborhood?