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Your Voice - Your Issues

Your Voice - Your Issues


The role of an active civil society in forming public opinion and effective public policy interventions is well established. Your Issues, Your Voice is an attempt to tap into the knowledge resource of you, the voting public and use your emotions, thoughts and ideas to create consensus for action. I will ask you questions on this forum through our ‘Poll’, give my views on issues of contemporary relevance through the interactive blog and ask for your inputs every step of the way. I want you to stand up and get counted, give your aspirations an expression, reach out and connect.


Your Voice - Your Issues
29 January 2012

A Journey of Inspiration

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Written by Mr Ravi Kumar Raghuvanshi

Mant Vidhan Sabha - Mathura

The Election Campaign in Uttar Pradesh is gaining traction and attracting enormous crowds. I am travelling with the Rashtriya Lokdal leaders and observing Campaign 2012 not as a bystander but as one who is involved in the process. I have a stake because I have been brought up in a small village in Muzaffarnagar District. As I view the problems of rural India and my State through the prism of my own experiences, I realize that often in a networked world increasingly influenced by the mainstream media, the voice of a small minority is mistaken to be the voice of the majority, simply because it is loud and vociferous. Infact, it is the silent majority of rural India which makes our Republic a vibrant democracy. They have aspirations and through a multitude of voices, they are asking for their share. That is why elections in our country are in my view great equalizers that give the masses opportunity of expression.

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Your Voice - Your Issues
21 January 2012

Rural Landscape is Calling For a Change

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Written by Mr Ravi Kumar Raghuvanshi

Campaigning in Mathura

On Saturday, I happened to be one of the volunteers who got to travel in the CONG - RLD UP Election Campaign for Assembly Polls. The young volunteers associated with the RLD “Campaign 2012” have the opportunity to visit the rural countryside during the Campaign. It is a humbling and also an inspiring opportunity. Through the campaign, this NextGen leader is also connecting with young people on social networks like Facebook, reading & replying mails and interacting on the net to support RLD. Inviting young people like me to contribute to the campaign through this online tool of expression shows an awareness of the new ways political organizations can use to connect to the savvy youth.

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