The initiative empowers Young India to raise issues and pose questions to their leaders as India goes to polls
Delhi, April 17, 2014:
With more than half of India’s population below the age of 25 & around 14 crores youngsters getting ready to cast their maiden vote, the politics of the nation is heading for change. The political parties have already started luring these youngsters by making promises & planning policies that will benefit them as they get ready to decide the fate of the world’s biggest democracy by selecting or rejecting the candidates.
Recognizing the significance of these young participants in the world’s largest democratic exercise, CNN-IBN adds another masterpiece to its election programming – YOUNG INDIA DEBATES, a show to highlight the power of youth as India gets ready to vote. Anchored by Rajdeep Sardesai & Anubha Bhonsle, the debate show will emerge as a breakthrough in the election programming space.
The special debate show premieres on April 19, Saturday at 8 pm and repeats on April 20, Sunday at 12 noon & 9.30 pm.
Talking on the launch of the show, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, said, “Today the youth of this country dominates the electoral demography and is ready to play a pivotal role in the next government formation. Through this show, we as the leading news channel of the nation empower the youth to take up their issues & seek answers on their concerns by debating it with their leaders. This show is another milestone in our comprehensive election programming and also, stands testimony to our belief in inclusive Journalism.”