“I have been asking questions to people in my witness box for 21 years now, but today it is your turn. Aaj main aap ki adaalat mein aaya hun”, announced Rajat Sharma when he entered pushing back the large crowd at Kirori Mal College.
The Round Table Society at Kirori Mal College organized “Youth-o-litics” which was held on 22nd September 2014. Apart from Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief at India TV, the event also witnessed Yogendra Yadav from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) addressing the audience of about 250 students.
To highlight the topic and theme of “Youth-o-litics”, the organizing team presented a video representation of Indian political era. The clip highlighted the evolution of politics and talked about the major incidents or events in the history of this field ranging from Rajiv Gandhi assassination and 1999’ Kargil War to the appointment of Pratibha Patil as the first women President and to the present era of Narendra Modi.
“My life is not as sexy as it seems on TV”, says Rajat Sharma
The Indian journalist and news anchor, Rajat Sharma who is popularly known for his show ‘Aap ki Adaalat’ chose to rather answer questions at the KMC seminar. Talking a little about his connections with Delhi University, Rajat Shamra, an alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce shared his journey from being a kid at municipality school, travelling through the tough times at Delhi University to the world of journalism and media.
Answering the questions, Rajat Sharma talked about the challenges and growth at his news channel, the various political parties and the ongoing matters like Love Jihad. He also discussed on how media is unnecessarily portrayed as the biased medium of communication and tried establishing the relationship between his profession and the students through his 45 minute conversation.
Sharma, whose adaalat with the present Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Aap Ki Adaalat fetched the maximum market share on channel, feels that all those who sit in his witness box step out as more accountable people who have to answer the janta at any cost. He also talked about the Delhi University’s youth involvement in political matters saying, “Be it in support of Anna Hazare or to protest against Delhi gang rape, the youth of Delhi majorly from the DU have shown their power. The student community all can fire a revolution and bring a change. It is ready to sacrifice all luxuries and stand up for welfare of society and country.”
Click here to view a part of Rajat Sharma’s speech.
“Role of youth in country’s politics is very significant”, says Yogendra Yadav
Yogendra Yadav who is presently an “Aam Aadmi” is also the former member of University Grants Commission (UGC). Facing maximum questions about Aam Aadmi Party and its demise in Delhi, Yadav highlighted the far line boundaries of politics.
“It is impossible to break the set norms in the field of politics and yes politics is dirty, but it is necessary to realize that it is very important. No country, no state and infact no university like yours can serve without politics”, says Yogendra Yadav.
He was questioned and asked about the ways where politics could benefit each and every citizen of the country to which he expressed that the answer lies with the youth of the nation who are very much capable of bringing such change.
In Feature Image: Rajat Sharma
Feature Image Credits: India TV