India, our nation, our motherland turns 60 as a republic today.. a day to cheer indeed.. a day to celebrate our democracy.. a day to celebrate our right to vote, right to contest in elections and all the fundamental and civil rights..
But do we actually exercise our rights, espacially the right to vote??
Many of us, specially the youth, think it is useless to vote.
We regard the election day as a day to lie some more time on the bed.. a public hoiday.. nothing more..
We actually compalain everytime we see something wrong going on in the society. We think it is someone else’s job to clean all the mess we create.. but what we dont realise that our vote is the first step towards bringing about that change.. We are the ones who let the wrong people win by not voting.
Most of us think the whole process would be a pain in the neck.. while actually its very easy.. even changing your constituency..say from the place you studied to the place you live or work..
You must have seen the ad on TV where a guy repeatedly offers someone tea.. saying that the person is still asleep.. yeah that ad is a part of “jaagore” campaign, supporte
d by Tata Tea and Janagrah..
Just checkout the website http://www.jaagore.com. The simple steps you need to carry out to get yourself registered in your area’s electoral roll.. and to get the voter id card.. are explained there.. just like a complete idiot’s guide to vote !! :P
It also tries to elliminate some very common myths regarding the process of voting.. and the best part is
they notify you of the status of your application through sms.
I really appreciate the efforts of this guy Raj(yeah.. the same guy you see in the ad) for initiating this campaign.. he’s the live example of the fact that one young guy can bring about a change..
Moreover we’re living in shadow of terror.. courtsy our beloved neighbour.. the factory of terror..
The economic crisis is on its peak..
The nation is calling..
the question is will the youth respond to it !!