Mumbai: In a bid to encourage youths for voter enrolment ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale on Wednesday announced a contest for college students to express their views and opinions about democracy.
He said the first criteria of the contest would be that college-going students will have to register themselves as voters in the ongoing enrolment drive of the Election Commission.
"The future of the world's largest democracy depends on the youth. 'Democracy and ME' contest will provide a platform to youth to express their views and opinions about Indian democracy," Shewale told reporters.
He said students in the 18-25 age group from colleges in South-Central Mumbai can participate in the contest to be held on January 10.
"Participants should write on 'Democracy and ME' in 600 to 1,000 words. Twenty-five best writers will get to attend the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi and a chance to visit President's House and Parliament House," the Lok Sabha MP from the Mumbai South Central constituency said.
Each participant will also get a certificate, he added.