India is one of the largest democracies in the world. Our nation has a mixed population from different religions and cultures. Recent studies have shown that65% of Indians are under the age of 35 and about half the Indian population is under the age of 25. Currently, the average age of the Indian Population is 28 years, and can be easily be called “young”.A country blessed with so many different young people would truly benefit from young voters as they bring culture, enthusiasm, innovation and a fresh outlook.IBN-Lokmat, on Youngistan Zindabad speaks to young India about their opinions and views about nations need foryoung leaders at the helm of political affairs. Tune in to IBN-Lokmat on Thursday 27th of March at 7.30pm and the following day at 11.30 am to know more about what young India feels.

A significant aspect of our political system is the gap between the average ages of our cabinet ministers, most of them being above 60 years of age and the voters, majority of them being between 28-30 years of age. This gap causes a wide disconnect between the young Indians and parliamentarians in terms of ideas, conceptions, procedures and actions that can only be bridged through a combination of young voters and their vision for a better political system. India needs a mix of experience as well as young political leaders who can guide the nation towards development and put India on the world map as an economic powerhouse.

Participatory democracy has proved to be of utmost importance. It is the participation of our youth that will finally make the required difference in the elections. In order to bring in more young leaders at the top of political affairs youth participation in voting becomes eminent. Each and every person eligible to vote must wake up and vote as these votes are the only way through which India can witness a change in the age and demography of our political leaders. Media has been influencing society to a great extend and youngsters are now realizing the pressing need to work towards changing the system by voting.


Tune in to IBN-Lokmat on Thursday 27th March at 7.30 pm and the following day at 11.30 am to know more about what Youngistan has to say about Indian politics and the general elections.