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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 realize that they are the ones who can give the “desh chalane ka license” - the license to run the country.
The city of Varanasi or Benaras, as it is lovingly called, is known for the ghats of Ganga and the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, that has a glorious history of more than a century. However, besides being a city that holds an unforgettable history, Varanasi has always been one of the most politically charged areas of Uttar Pradesh and India at large. Pradip Bhandari reached the campus of Uday Pratap College to know what the youth has to say about the upcoming elections.
#ActivIndia addressed the issue of no proper criteria set for the educational qualification of political representatives, which becomes a forum for debate. Some students believe that a politician should at least be a graduate to be able to present himself and the issues of his areas properly in the Upper House or Lower House meetings. However, a section of students believe that before anything else, the candidates focus should be on the people of his area and how to solve the issues. If a candidate connects with the people, his education does not matter, it’s the experience that counts.
The youth also came up with suggestions as to how to increase voter percentage in the country, where many think that the problem is the current situation of the country that demotivates the youth from casting their votes. The students however, also believe that voting is the solution to the current situation. By casting a vote, an individual is able to directly contribute to a change that he/she wishes to see. Digital voting and Outstation registered polling are also considered as remedies to the average voter turnout that the country has. There is also an urgent need of awareness in the citizens of country.
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.
#ActivIndia - Proactive Citizens make a Progressive Nation
Watch to know more about the ideal candidate that the youth wants.