15 September – Democracy Day

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Even though we are an amateur runners blog, today’s anniversary cannot be left untold, especially with all that is happening around us!.

Democracy is a greek word “DEMOCRATIA” to mean “vote by the people”.

It is believed that Democracy originated from Ancient Athens about 508 B.C

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However, Democracy today is challenged by new Political Movements, shift in Countries with Power, changes in society, etc.

Due to these contradictions, there is a need for more democracy leading to a fairer world.  Political leaders should reach out to their citizens and better understand the connection between the mutually, internationally-agreed goals and the actual demands and capabilities of their people.  An ideal situation/world would be one with more inclusive decision -making by the masses!!

Am I dreaming?  This is not something that can happen within the next decade so will our youth be able to play a key role in the future of democracy and mend our ways?

Well we will be pessimistic and gloomy and say …………..

we cannot expect miracles!!

 

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