73-year-old strikes a chord with GenY
They are young, highly impressionable and make no bones about their liking and support for 73-year-old anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare. Hema Rawat reports.delhi Updated: Aug 18, 2011 01:03 IST
They are young, highly impressionable and make no bones about their liking and support for 73-year-old anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare.
The enthusiasm generated by Hazare's anti-corruption movement among the members of GenY in the Capital is evident from their active participation in school activities as well as in those taken up on a purely individual basis.
"Everyday, we read about Anna's activities in the current affairs section during the morning assembly at school. It is outrageous to put him behind bars. We are free to express our opinions in a democratic country. I am ready to go anywhere in the country to support him in his noble cause," said Aditya Kaushik, a Class 7 student in Army Public School, Noida.
"I went to Tihar jail with a group of my friends on Tuesday. We raised slogans against the authorities who arrested Anna and expressed solidarity with him. My parents are also of the view that Hazare's move is justified and the movement that he is leading is the need of an hour. We also plan to join the peaceful protests at the India Gate and other places," said Sanyam Bharara, a Class 11 student at St Mark's Senior Secondary School, Janakpuri.
His peers in Delhi Public School, RK Puram, Ahlcon Public School, Mayur Vihar; ASN Senior Secondary School, Mayur Vihar; Mount Carmel, Anand Niketan; Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls, Shanti Niketan; St Margaret Senior Secondary School, Prashant Vihar, Rohini and Amity International, Noida, also had informal discussions on the subject with each other as well as with their teachers.