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Friday, 20 January 2017

Politics And Today's Indian Youth, Lacking in Zeal

“Politics is everywhere”

Yes, politics is everywhere. It is an undeniable fact. Politics is an integral part of human society. We are dependent as well as independent. But it depends upon our perspectives. According to me, we are independently dependent. However, here my intention is not to create controversies. Although politics is a universal term, I want to highlight today’s youths’ spirit of nurturing political consciousness in the context of India.

Every concept bears the traits of virtue and vice. To quote a very common statement, I can say “every coin has two sides”. So, having positive as well as negative impact of anything is quite natural. Today, the term politics has become a very influential and crucial one. We can openly see the utilization of this term everywhere. India is one of the fastest developing countries and Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, which is a sign of a dazzling future. One of the reasons of this fastest growing economy is the enormous efforts of our nation’s youths. India is also counted for its huge population of the youth.

Thus, our country is a young nation.

But, the dream of a proper young nation, which was well visualized by our great ancestors, will be fulfilled if the youth society takes firm and practical steps. Else, such a dream will remain a mere dream forever. One of the most vital issues quite relevant to this context is the issue of politics. In India, politics is a swayful term. More interesting is the adoration of politics by the ignited youths of modern India. Indian politics got a modern and well-framed shape with the dawn of the great freedom struggle against the British rule (British Raj). Every Indian with his/her deep-rooted patriotism and nationalism involved himself/herself with the term politics.

It is true that the sense of political consciousness was very much necessary for the liberty of the Indian hearts, and it is this very fact that we are cherishing the air of independence. All activists, whether embracing violence or non-violence, could nurture the true spirit of political consciousness in them, which is one of the key reasons for the successful establishment of such a big democratic nation.

But, the legacy of that true political zeal is vague today. It seems to be invisible among the Indian youths. I cannot define what that true political zeal is. But, I am sure that every intellectual, who is moving his/her, eyes through this write-up now, can grasp my effort to convey the meaning of a true political zeal. Earlier, politics could not be seen, but its vibrancy could be felt. Even, a layman could feel it. Perhaps this is the reason why today we are fortunate enough to pen down our own thoughts freely. But, in today’s India, politics can be seen prominently without putting one’s own effort. It is well-exhibited. But, unlike our forefathers, we are not fortunate enough to experience the radiance of the term politics, nor our hearts are so pious to embrace the innocence of the term. We may be great human beings, but it is an undeniable fact that we are unfortunate enough to realize the gravity of the term politics.

We are developing new organizations, gathering large folks, achieving huge success in uniting people with similar viewpoints, and thoughts, but, it is also a bitter truth that we are losing one of the greatest virtue for which once we felt proud ourselves as human being (perhaps we feel it today also), i.e., tolerance.

I am keeping this article open-ended and it is for today’s Indian youth community to quest for a fruitful conclusion for the well-being of its own community.




Written by Dhiraj Medhi
A Masters student in Linguistics and Endangered Languages, Dhiraj is fond of writing, singing and playing instruments. He wishes to create a positive atmosphere in the society through this writings and music.



 
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