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From Artists to Law makers

  • Published
    8th Jun, 2023

Context:

  • Decentralising power and empowering local governments can enhance accountability and promote citizen participation in matters of national importance, which was kept in mind by artists participated in the making of our Constitution.

The Aspect of Culture:

  • Building the Nation: Cultural regeneration plays a vital role in building economic capital and creating livelihood options.
  • Re-evaluating local competencies and up-skilling the population can lead to innovative designs and industries that capitalize on traditional skills while preserving heritage.
  • Significance: for economic and cultural development, there must be steps to revitalize India's electoral system, promote inclusive governance, and harness the country's potential.

Present challenges:

  • Increasing ideological divisions: Among political parties and their supporters, constructive debates often take a backseat to grandstanding, leading to policy gridlocks.
  • Diverting from original spirit: The spirit of consensus building gets undermined, and potential areas of convergence are side-lined.
  • Lack of Trust: Corruption in governance and personal values erode trust in institutions.

Steps to be followed:

  • Enhance the electoral system: There is a need for people's participation and plural growth to ensure ethical representation.
  • Empowering the public: to hold representatives accountable and establishing systems of checks and balances for consistent performance are crucial aspects to be addressed.
  • More robust grievance redressal mechanism: exploring direct interventions through referendums, workshops, and other means can empower citizen.
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