Why youth like me and you should join Politics! Can politicians work like developmental entrepreneurs? Is there a model that can make politics a preferred career choice for an average Indian?

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by Nitish Suri on Thursday, March 7, 2013


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Lightning Talk

Technical level


How can we change the system that currently does not promote youth to enter politics effectively? Is there a model that can bring some change? Can politicians work like developmental entrepreneurs? Can India ever get a 40 year old Prime Minister who does not come from a political or business family? The country desperately needs some young leaders who personify energy, enthusiasm, morality, and diligence. No doubt we have progressed a lot in the last 63 years but the development pace would have been completely different had some young torchbearers led this process of development.


One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors - Plato

A new subject has got prominent of late – India is in need of greater participation of educated youth in its political framework and if we look into the discussions of political pundits, this is only the hope that the country possesses and can lead it to a brighter future. Now there is also a question. Is it so? Can the youth power of India lead the country to a brighter future ever? Perhaps you have joined the contingent of dreamers already but confusion does persist. You do have every right to castigate this scribe as a pessimist but if we look into the history it will be found that this is not the first clarion call to the Indian youth. The question ,therefore is , what can we do to make politics a preferred choice of career for youth?

Speaker bio

I would prefer an open discussion on this. If someone can suggest/invite a young politician to give a speech on this, that would be great. But in-case no on turns up, I can start this talk to open the discussion.


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    [-] Sameer Panje 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago)

    This is a pertinent & interesting subject. I would like to speak on this from the electoral reforms perspective. I am a politician representing Freedom Team of India (http://freedomteam.in/).

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    [-] Akshay Shah 6 years ago

    I would like to speak on this topic too, am also a youth - am 31 to be precise, an entrepreneur and into active politics representing www.mumbai227.co.in, www.bharatudaymission.com as well as www.freedomteam.in and currently writing from an All Party Meet being held in Delhi where we trying to build an All New Party Alliance for the Lok Sabha 2014 elections :-)

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    [-] Akshay Shah 6 years ago

    You can check our new movement too www.sonekichidiya.in

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