I wonder what the youth of India have to say about a 74 year old man having to lead the fight against that age old problem of corruption. While the problem may be decades old, does it really take a seasoned veteran’s selfless sacrifice to curb this issue?
Some may argue that the wisdom and tenacity of Anna Hazare will be a huge advantage in this battle against corruption. Even though there is no denying that, it is sad to note that the young leaders of India, who have been propped up as the solution to all India’s troubles, have still not woken up from the apathy of their older predecessors.
Anna Hazare and his Gandhian philosophies have paved a path for an efficiently run India. It could be that a man, who is fasting at his age, will put more pressure on the government than a young healthy leader. But this does not change the fact that the young, promoisng Indians did not make the first move to fight against the injustices in the country.
However despite this, it is indeed an inspiration to see people from all walks of life and different age groups and castes have responded to this call for change. Anna Hazare has received unprecedented levels of support from people across the country and even outside it.
That being said, there is no doubt that India is still missing that one powerful youth icon, who may be able to catapult India to a whole different level. Until then, we must be glad that we have resilient, wizened veterans like Mr Hazare. He might well be the person to change the landscape of Indian politics forever.