Friday, May 19, 2006
The lil' black mark
Upon my left index finger..sits proudly..a lill black mark. Black marks are something which people generally hides. But this is one mark i would show off with pride. Its one mark which everyone should be proud to own. Its the prize for exercising your civic duty. Yes. Its the indelible ink mark for casting your vote. I hated CIVICS as a subject in school. I never liked those boooooring dragging never ending paragraphs of information, which i now feel were very very critical and useful. Usually History classes are known for the lullaby effect they produce and civics classes are the mother of all lullabies. Keeping the eyes open itself would be a Herculean task. Listening would be next to impossible. I used to wonder why the hell i should know the average age to be elected president of zilla parishad. But when i went to the booth to cast my vote, when my name was called and when i pressed the button against "my candidate's name felt a thrill running through me which was hard to express. It was as if its my vote which decided the fate of who would win and without me casting the vote it would have been a huge waste. After long struggle got myself a voter id and wen i proudly presented the id proof to the poll booth officer my joy knew no bounds. My first vote. Taste of power. Power to decide ones fate. Amazing. As spidey says With great power comes great responsibility. Hope everyone realizes the power at their finger tips and exercise their right. You may or may not be a fan of civics but being a civilian it gives immense pleasure in exciting your right to veto or vote someone to power. Try it to feel it. If you'vent voted u SURE have missed something BIG.
at May 19, 2006
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