Vote karo! Vote karo! Agar aap vote nahin kar rahe ho to aap so rahe ho. This is what is being shown in the commercials nowadays. Well, today I exercised my right to select our government. It was wonderful, I mean, suddenly realizing that you are important and your decision will choose the people who would run our country. But then, did I make the right decision? Who knows? At least, I did my duty of being a citizen of this country. I am above 18, educated, knowledgeable about the scenario of my country and can think for myself. Most of my friends and my college mates who are all above 18, don’t even have their voter id card, leave alone going to the booth to vote. Before the elections, when I asked them if they were going to vote or not, they said no. That’s it…a flat no. They are more interested in studying for the upcoming semester exams than in having a say in choosing the people who will actually work for our country. I am not saying that examinations are not important. Of course they are, but if we youngsters don’t cogitate, who will?
With great powers come great responsibilities. If we have been bestowed with the power to select the managers of the country, then we should be responsible enough to do our duty properly as we expect them to do theirs.
P.S. I really should be studying now or I will lose my right to use the internet anymore :|