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Rajkummar Rao encourages youth to vote in #PowerOf18 Twitter video

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MUMBAI: As part of the #PowerOf18 initiative, Twitter is collaborating with renowned Indian personalities to encourage the youth of India to vote in the upcoming general elections.

Bollywood star Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) is the latest addition to be featured as part of the #PowerOf18 online video series on @TwitterIndia, joining young personalities across India to talk about what inspires them and their view of #PowerOf18. Saluting the young energy of India, in this special video on Twitter Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) is seen speaking about change, empowerment and youth, asking people to Tweet the change they want to see with #PowerOf18.

Commenting on the importance of voting,  Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao)  said, "It is not only about us. It is about our generations to come. So question, ask for your rights, if you see a horrible infrastructure around you take a picture and put it out, ask your politicians why? Only you have the power to bring in that change and that change will come through vote.”

Past participants of the #PowerOf18 video series include singer Jassie Gill (@JassieGill), boxer Nikhat Zareen (@Nikhat_Zareen), and writer, poet and #MeTooIndia activist Mahima Kukreja (@AGirlOfHerWords).

The #PowerOf18 campaign is aimed at encouraging more youth in India to participate in civic engagement, understand the significance of their right to vote and contribute to public debate on Twitter. The campaign launch is marked by an emoji activated by the hashtag #PowerOf18 available now until June 2019.

Follow #PowerOf18 and @TwitterIndia to be a part of the conversation and community.

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