The campaign for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections is on its height, candidates are on with their promises and to-be-made commitments. This is the time when they can be told of what all needs to done as a responsible candidate. Hence the girls of Journalism, Kamala Nehru College have taken an initiative of letting these candidates know about what Delhi, particularly its youth want; in the form of a petition. The issues are the same but the youth want a different approach.
Younger leaders, good governance; an efficient public transport system; environment; safety and security, especially women and public conveniences, especially for women are some of the immediate problems that the 'Young' adults and the voters in Delhi feel are important for the upcoming Delhi Assembly Election 2008.
Delhi is the country's capital and should be a showcase city for the world. It deserves to be a city sans problems it has been facing since ages. But the whole question of transforming Delhi into a dream city where women feel safe and people commute without difficulty; where the governors are young and the environment is clean; need to be answered. An immediate transformation is the call. "Change is the need of the hour because it's inevitable. It has to come some day... so why not today?" says Aditi Batra, 2nd year Journalism student Kamala Nehru College.
"It's high time now that the same old issues of caste, creed and religion should be given a rest. People should now campaign for hope and change rather than holding back on the same stale issues that no more concern us" mentions Aditi. The way the candidates are promoting their parties instead of promoting a cause demonstrates severe loopholes in their system and ideology, which needs a radical and immediate transformation.
"We don't want the political parties to highlight the weaknesses of the opposition. We want them to tell their own strengths instead" stresses Abhay Chawla, lecturer of Kamala Nehru College and the motivator behind the campaign.
The young adults of Delhi want new and innovative steps to be taken to make Delhi a world-class city with a distinct look and culture. They don't want failing plans. They want firm implementation. "This initiative will make changes that we reckon should take place. We cannot afford to lay before the unfailing plans of the politicians, hence this crusade" says Nikita Garia, IInd year Journalism student of KNC.
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(Shruti Moghe is a student of Journalism at Kamala Nehru College)