POLITICALLY AWAKE OR ASLEEP?

One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. India has more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected that, in 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years. Yet, as per a recent report, only 6% of the leaders and ministers in the government of India are below the age of 35 and only 20%of the youth are into politics. This very clearly shows that we are the second category of the society that sleeps through revolutions. If you feel the guilt let’s continue the blog, else thanks for reading so far!

We want better governments, leaders, facilities, services and want everything to change, improve all that’s happening around us; all this is completely fine. But the problem is we want all this to be done by someone else so that we can blame them. It’s like commenting how better Dhoni could have played by watching the game on television! Why can’t that someone be you or me? Why do we ask for ghandhis or nehrus when you and me can be one? This just clearly shows that the problem is at the root level!

We often misunderstand two different words: politics and society. You are unemployed; it’s because of the society, you are poor; it’s because of the society, you are illiterate; it’s because of the society, rcb loses the match; still it’s because of the society. Come on people, when are you gonna understand that the society is nothing but you and me. We change society changes! We improve, society improves! The process of understanding all this and accessing your rights and being awake is nothing but politics! Accept the fact that you are also one of the reasons for the present scenario, take the blame and work towards a change without expecting some star from the sky to do the job for you; ready to do politics?

When you don’t get the education you deserve where to approach? What to do when you get adulterated product? What are your rights as a passenger in flight, renter, employee or what to do when you deal with police? Ever heard of RTE, KISAN VIKAS, SEC 100, consumer courts, PIL etc. I know you might wonder why am I asking you these questions. When you don’t even know what your rights, limits and laws are, what are you gonna fight for? Politics helps you to know your rights and clarifies what you yourself believe to bring out a change out there!

Politics is a living, breathing subject directly connected to our day to day life and affects the way we live. Its role in our lives is more important than any calculus, organics or dynamics that has replaced it in the curriculum. Even during monarchy, kings were accepted only when they thoroughly learnt the arthashastra (“political laws”), but what have we done today other than making it a dull subject and making everyone believe that it is dirty, illegal and corrupted. Don’t you think it’s the need of the hour and each and every one should learn politics ahead of everything else!

Lets clean the root level now: voting! Why should I vote? What is gonna happen just by one vote? Why cant I vote after getting money? Why cant I simply vote on the basis of symbols and past leaders instead of knowing who is contesting? Ill try to interpret the answer this way: your vote, the one that takes only an hour of your normal day and is going to decide your future for the next five years is the least that you can do for your country and your fellow country men. Also your one vote is gonna affect the lives of millions of people around you. The answer to the effect of just one vote has already been told by many so I don’t want to repeat it. A country with growing economy and opportunities without any deficiency or a corrupted, unhealthy and dirty system; both resides in your single vote! I myself feel very ashamed to answer the last two questions. So go out there, do proper analysis and find out who you think is the best and give him a chance to represent you by doing the basic duty of being a citizen!

Do you know what our sixth sense is? It’s civic sense. And that is nothing but acting according to the situation which is the basic definition of politics and that’s why we learn politics in the name of civics. Make people aware of the importance of politics and set an example for success stories of youth in politics because of which thousands will overcome the fear of achieving in politics. Whether you accept or not, politics is an integral part of your life.

Let’s interfere in politics

Or else

Simply sit and watch it interfere in our life!

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