Kolkata, March 17 IANS | 9 months ago

Actor Purab Kohli, also the ambassador for a campaign that engages the urban youth in governance and voting, Monday said the country's youth should "actively" participate in understanding the nuances of democracy.

The celebrity-activist campaigns for 'Operation Black Dot', launched at Mumbai University last month. Targeted at college-goers and the youth, it aims at ensuring 100 percent voter registration and educating them about the political system.

"I think its time for young India to come out and be vocal...I don't mean just by writing about it on social networking platforms. They should take that one crucial step of coming out and voting," Purab told IANS over phone here.

In town to promote his forthcoming film "Jal", the actor conceded that with the April-May elections around the corner, the mood of the masses is dominated by the elections.

"But that is extremely important as well since we are all interested in our country's future and that is where the youth comes in.

"I would urge them to come out and vote...say what they want...understand governance...know about our leaders," he said.

Purab rued the lack of information among youngsters that leads to a diminished interest in politics and pointed out how campaigns like 'Operation Black Dot' are working towards drawing youngsters to the issue.

"Jal" releases April 4.

(Posted on 17-03-2014)

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