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India to Combat Youth Voter Apathy Through School Textbooks

India’s National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has announced it will introduce new textbooks which include content on electoral literary, and will update existing textbooks to incorporate this material. The goal is to address voter apathy among young people, and Indians living in urban areas. These measures, which will begin in years 6–12 across all schools, are part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed a few weeks ago between the Election Commission of India and the Education Ministry. The document focuses on training teachers in electoral literary to promote voter awareness among students; creating a “Democracy Room” in secondary schools to display voter education materials; and a mechanism to issue students with voter ID cards when they turn 18.  Complete Article HERE