Waking the youth of the nation up

The value of associating a brand name with an event that can truly change the destiny of a nation is immeasurable. Tata Tea, one of India’s most well-known brands of tea, is partnering with nonprofit Janaagraha to launch the One Billion Votes campaign. The aim is to create a platform to motivate the huge population of young people in India to vote in the next general elections in April 2009 – that’s a potential target group of almost 4 million people. In its first phase, the campaign will target youth in 35 of the country’s largest cities, and will use the internet as a tool to facilitate voter registrations and disseminate relevant information about the elections. Apparently the online voter registration form will have GIS capability. There’s more on the campaign website, called Jaago Re.
I think it’s a pathbreaking initiative. For a country of 1 billion, using technology to make an already active democracy even better is something that should not just be encouraged but required. I worked with Janaagraha briefly a few years ago and they are slowly but steadily changing the outlook of India’s urban voters, equipping them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions as voters. When you consider the size of the country and the current state of politics, that’s an amazing achievement. Good on them, and good on Tata Tea for supporting this initiative, I say. 
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3 thoughts on “Waking the youth of the nation up

  1. We have been talking for the last 61 years. Let’s really wake up (jaago re!) and make a difference instead of playing the menial blame game.
    Walk the Talk and be accountable to none but ourselves.
    Spread the word, register today.

  2. 123bkdFor the last 61 years after the Independence of India,has been ruled @ the 'Centre'by the Congress party for 50 odd years,creating blunder after blunder like the 'POK' gifting of more than 50% of J&K to the Paki Raiders from the Frontior regions,
    the MiltaryJeep/Mundra/TTK financial bunglings during the 1st Prime-ministers rule,than the sudden death of the 2nd Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, who was the only Honest,Sincere, Dedicated P.M. to the Aam-Aadmi,at Thaskant in Russia,whose death is still a mystery to the Common man. further the'Emergency Rule'of 1977-
    1978, than the mass killings of more than 3000 Sikhs when the large
    'TREE'fell. Further the Bofer's commission Scam,and then the big blunder of "Poking our Nose" in Sri Lanka's interior ethenic Problems for which the than Prime
    Minister paid with his life.From 1995 to 2009 increase in the Terrorists/Moiests attacks against our Nation is becomining more terrifying & Fearfull for the Common AAM AADMI to live.But the ruling alliance only aim is "SELF BEFORE COUNTRY" and to become Lakhpaties to Crorepaties to Abajo-
    paties in the last 5 years, with a
    Hota Hai Chalta Hai Currupt,"Not-Caring For The Nation" attitude which will be carried on for the next 5 years unless we the Aam-Aadmi do not change our stupour filled lazy attitude of Voting for a Young,Educated,Sincere,Dedi-
    cated"For the People Bythe People'
    "Country Before Self" type of Candidates as MP's,MLA's and MLC's,
    Corpoaters, to the Centre,Assembly,
    and village Panchayats. "AWAKE INDIA" JAAGO BHARAT-HINDUSTAN"

  3. 123bkdFor the last 61 years after the Independence of India,has been ruled @ the 'Centre'by the Congress party for 50 odd years,creating blunder after blunder like the 'POK' gifting of more than 50% of J&K to the Paki Raiders from the Frontior regions,
    the MiltaryJeep/Mundra/TTK financial bunglings during the 1st Prime-ministers rule,than the sudden death of the 2nd Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, who was the only Honest,Sincere, Dedicated P.M. to the Aam-Aadmi,at Thaskant in Russia,whose death is still a mystery to the Common man. further the'Emergency Rule'of 1977-
    1978, than the mass killings of more than 3000 Sikhs when the large
    'TREE'fell. Further the Bofer's commission Scam,and then the big blunder of "Poking our Nose" in Sri Lanka's interior ethenic Problems for which the than Prime
    Minister paid with his life.From 1995 to 2009 increase in the Terrorists/Moiests attacks against our Nation is becomining more terrifying & Fearfull for the Common AAM AADMI to live.But the ruling alliance only aim is "SELF BEFORE COUNTRY" and to become Lakhpaties to Crorepaties to Abajo-
    paties in the last 5 years, with a
    Hota Hai Chalta Hai Currupt,"Not-Caring For The Nation" attitude which will be carried on for the next 5 years unless we the Aam-Aadmi do not change our stupour filled lazy attitude of Voting for a Young,Educated,Sincere,Dedi-
    cated"For the People Bythe People'
    "Country Before Self" type of Candidates as MP's,MLA's and MLC's,
    Corpoaters, to the Centre,Assembly,
    and village Panchayats. "AWAKE INDIA" JAAGO BHARAT-HINDUSTAN"

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