Honda Activa launches a one of its kind, #ActivIndia campaign during the election season to encourage more and more people to cast their votes to make a difference. It prompts the citizens to realise that they are the ones who can give the “desh chalane ka license” - the license to run the country.
In this special episode of Lalkaar, Pradip Bhandari interacts with the students at Lexicon MILE - Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence, Pune. The episode focuses on the opinions of young students, mostly first time voters. The youth feels that while voting one should remember the issues that a candidate focuses on and if those issues help in the betterment of the country.
The major issue students face during elections is the distance from their institutes to their own constituency and also they have exams during or right after elections. The Election Commission of India should take an initiative to ensure that no exams should be scheduled around elections.
The students believe that the ECI can come up with a secure and fair e-voting portal for the outstation students. Even if the ECI remains insecure about the security of the online voting procedure, there should be a provision for students from far away constituencies to be able to vote in any nearby polling booth.
The youth believes that the voter turnout is low because of people’s commitment towards their work or education, and also that the elections are time consuming and also that people have started to believe that there can be no change in the situation of the country regardless of change in the government.
The youth however is not properly aware of the political situation of the country. There is a dearth of research, as they need to choose the right candidate.
Honda #ActivIndia is an initiative to spread awareness about the right and responsibility to vote in all parts of the country. It is a call to every young individual out there to realize how important each vote is and urges them to contribute to the reshaping of the nation’s government.
Watch to know more about what young India has to say about elections. Take a pledge to be a part of the change that the future holds at www.hondaactivindia.com or give a missed call on 9870500111.