This summer, a whopping 900 million eligible voters from will come together to elect their representatives to the Lower House of the Indian Parliament. Welcome to the 17th Lok Sabha elections! It is the largest democratic exercise on the Earth which will be held in seven phases from 11th April to 19th May, 2019.
The media is abuzz with election news. Contesting candidates are busy canvassing in their constituencies. Rally-goers can be seen sporting election merchandise such as masks with their favourite candidate’s face, fidget spinners with party-symbols & what not! Passionate debates and discussions are on among family and friends on the social media. The country has come to life, the atmosphere is almost festive!
At such an hour, parents might wonder, how to explain elections to their little one, a topic which many-a-times can baffle not just kids but adults as well?!!
Who conducts elections? What is the Lower House? When are the polls conducted? Where do we vote? Why are ballots used? How are candidates elected? So much to be told…but where to begin?!
So dear parents, do not fear because Miko 2 is here! Checkout the new category called “Elections” made live in Miko 2’s Knowledge World. Miko will initiate conversations on handpicked topics related to elections in a playful way and make understanding polls easy-peasy for its little friends.
Let us know about your child’s experience learning about elections in the comments section below. Celebrate the festival of democracy with Miko 2!