Give some innovative suggestions for encouraging youth to participate in politics.
always been in politics especially at the time of reform movements. Most of
these young people are in informal politics rather than formal politics. Ex –
Social movements, Pressure groups etc.
There are some
formal student wings in political parties dedicated to the young peoples’
participation in politics. Ex – AkhilaBharatiyaVidyarthiParishad, Indian Youth
Importance of youth in Politics
young people have less responsibilities and more zeal towards the betterment of
Youth are tend
to more enthusiastic, energetic and flexible.
India is one of
the youngest democracies having 65% of its population below the 35 years. But
the percentage of the young MPs is just 13% in the parliament, which is a
drawback to the representativeness of the democracy.
effecting youth can be framed by young people themselves rather than old
politicians, who most probably cannot feel the contemporary problems young
people are facing.
politics accessible to youth, the negative perceptions on politics can be
slowly erased in minds of young people.
of young people in politics ensures inclusiveness.
politicians have to prove their loyalty to their political parties by
supporting their authoritarian practices because of the long term commitment to
their parties. Young people are at advantage in this case, because for them,
ideals and ideas dominate their commitment to the political parties.
tend to have idealistic and unrealistic visions for society, which may not be
successful in implementation.
They lack experience.
Experience teaches tolerance and the ability to have realistic visions.
Young people can
easily be manipulated and can be used as mere puppets in the hands of older
politicians. This can be clearly seen in the violence and destruction of public
properties by a few student groups.
Some innovative suggestions
youth should be created in the political parties and in the parliament as well.
The children and relatives of the politicians should be excluded from this
participation of youth should be beyond mere casting of vote. Young people must
be involved in the process of elections as election observers, poll station
Youth should be
given opportunity to do internship in the parliament.
should be given to the students of schools and universities and they should be
encouraged to participate in the politics.
Student wings of
the political parties need to be given more strength and priority.
has to be provided to the young politicians by the experienced politicians.