Twitter in partnership with Youth ki Awaaz to host #DemocracyAddaSummit in Jaipur

#DemocracyAdda summit seeks to encourage public conversation around the elections amongst the youth. Twitter is the best and fastest place to see what’s happening in India and across the world. With the 2018 Assembly Elections around the corner in Rajasthan, and political parties gearing up with their respective election manifestos, Twitter in partnership with Youth ki Awaaz is hosting a #DemocracyAddaSummit in Jaipur. From topics like digital education, the importance of voting, employment and more, the event seeks to encourage the youth to debate and discuss key societal issues today.

The event #DemocracyAdda, jointly organized by Twitter India and Youth ki Awaaz will be held at Regenta Central, Jaipur tomorrow from 3pm to 5pm. It will witness three panel discussions on: Social Media and Elections, The Urban Vote and Elections, and Local Issues and the Elections, featuring prominent youth voices such as: DrVipin Yadav (Congress IT Cell), Hirendra Kaushik (BJP IT Cell), Dr Bhavya Soni (Professor at FMS Rajasthan University), Abhishek Pandey (AAP Campaign Coordinator – Rajasthan), Anant Sharma (Founder – CANS), KartikBajoria (Writer, Columnist, Educator), Anshu Harsh (Editor-in-Chief, Simply Jaipur Magazine), Abhishek Pandey (AAP Campaign Coordinator, Rajasthan), Ved Arya (CEO – Srijan), ArchanaSharma (Vice-President, RPCC), Mr Ashok Lahoty (Mayor of Jaipur, BJP), and ArchanaRelan (Incubation Manager, BanasthaliVidyapith).

Commenting on the collaboration with Youth ki Awaaz for #DemocracyAdda, MahimaKaul (@misskaul), Head- Public, Policy and Government, Twitter India said, “As the next generation of leaders, the youth has a significant role to play in driving opinions and bringing key issues to light. Our collaboration with Youth ki Awaaz for #DemocracyAdda summit is a way to serve the public conversation and empower the youth to debate and understand the importance of their vote.”

The schedule for the discussion would be as below:

Panel 1: Social Media and Elections: How is social media becoming an important tool for the Assembly Elections for parties/ leaders.

Speakers:
– Dr. Vipin Yadav, Congress IT Cell
– Hirendra Kaushik, BJP IT Cell
– Abhishek Pandey, AAP Campaign Coordinator:
– Dr Bhavya Soni, Professor at FMS, Rajasthan University

Moderator: RJ Sachin, Former RJ FM 95 Tadka

Panel 2: The Urban Vote and Elections: Seeing how urban voter participation in Assembly elections and election issue can be increased.

Speakers:
– Anant Sharma, Founder, CANS
– KartikBajoria, Writer, Freelance Filmmaker
– Anshu Harsh, Editor-in-Chief, Simply Jaipur Magazine
– Abhishek Pandey, AAP Campaign Coordinator

Panel 3: Local Issues Panel: Looking at local issues such as unemployment, education & health and seeing how they can be a part of the discourse in the Assembly Elections.

Speakers:
– Ved Arya, CEO, Srijan
– Dr. Archana Sharma, Vice-President, RPCC
– Ashok Lahoty, Mayor of Jaipur, BJP
– ArchanaRelan, Incubation Manager, BanasthaliVidyapith University:

Moderator: Bipul Chatterjee, CUTS, Executive Director

This is the second #DemocracyAdda summit that Twitter and Youth ki Awaaz is organizing, the first took place in New Delhi last month.

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