Today, representatives and citizens are seen as two separate entities, creating an “us versus them” feeling. This needs to change. One way to do this is to create the equivalent of a “Social Causes for India” project. These 5-10 hours from each of us can make a huge difference in bridging the chasm that exists and also make for a much more integrated, wholesome and happier society.
We can think of many other ideas to improve trust and foster engagement between the twin pillars of our democracy – citizens and elected representatives. It would be good to hear from you as to what you think can be done. Our individual passion combined with the collective power of political class can help create a better nation.