A Mumbai School student emphasizes on the need to vote
India is currently transcending a major change, a change that will affects the future of the country, for good or for bad. This change is none other than the General Elections of 2019.
This election will determine the future prime minister of our nation. About 10 crore Indians are said to be exercising their right to vote. Democracy in itself means that the government is elected by the people, for the benefit of people. A government, that secures the present and the future of the country. A government, that understands its roles and responsibilities and does fair justice to every subject in the country irrespective of their race, class, gender, or socio-economic status.
The government had a great responsibility on its shoulders, and the decision enforced by the executive, judicial and legislative bodies, reflect the choice made by people who have elected the head of the government.
Your vote is not small or big, and it affects the future of your nation by a great deal. Every single vote cast, impacts the overall result of the elections, as every vote counts. India has evidently witnessed several times in history when a singular vote changed the result of the future.
In 1999, when a motion of confidence was called for, in the parliament to gain the majority, the existing 13-month old government fell only because of 1 vote. Not only this time but several other times in Indian and World History, we witnessed the change in the results only because of a single vote.
When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each other." as rightly stated by Loung Ung (human activist), Every person who holds the right to vote, has a power, a responsibility and a privilege to determine the future of the country for the nation, and the youth population of the country.
(Koyna Bajaj is a 9th Grade student of Mount Litera School International (MLSI), Mumbai)