The event was a part of Twitter India’s initiative ‘#Powerof18Dialogues’ focusing on first time voters in the country.
The discussion was moderated by Keya Madhvani Singh, Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Twitter India and the panelists were Arun Krishnamurthy, environmentalist and founder of Environmentalist Foundation of India, Sudarshan Ramabadran a Senior Research Fellow at the India Foundation’s Centre for Soft Power Studies and Rachna Dhanrajani, a student of ACJ.
“Empowerment to me stands for freedom; there is no need to change yourself according to the norms of society,” said Dhanrajani.
Ramabadran emphasized the need for having young leaders at the helm to promote the cause of empowerment among the youth.
“We need youth led empowerment more than just youth empowerment” said Ramabadran.
The panelists stressed the importance of voting and how every single vote mattered in a democracy and how one must be well informed and aware about not only the political situation of a nation but also know about its natural and holistic history .
“We must be more open to new perspectives, know every side of a story” said Madhvani.