It has been 76 years since India gained its independence from British rule, but the meaning of independence has evolved over the years. India’s youth still has some new and some long-standing shackles to break. As much as Independence Day is about celebrating the country’s freedom from British rule, the day is also to celebrate our zest for equality, liberty and justice, as well as our fight against all oppression. Here is a look at what the hopes and dreams of Indian Gen-Zers are this August 15.
Having true freedom of expression, being able to voice opinions without fear.
Suitable employment opportunities for everyone.
Freedom to assert our identity.
Living without having to pay bribes.
Freedom from age-old societal expectations and family pressure.
Feeling safe in our city.
Freedom from exploitation at work.
Access to safe living and work conditions.