Friday, January 29, 2010

Feel the power of RTI at book fair

With an attempt to drum out a campaign to sensitise people in West Bengal about the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the activists have set up a stall at the Kolkata Book fair to spread information on the same. The unique stall — tathyer adhikar (Right to Information) — set up at the book fair stall number 552 aims to sensitise people on the potentialities of the RTI. On the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Saturday, RTI activists are expected to be joined in by officials of the West Bengal Information Commission. The campaign, however, has had to face its share of challenges. “Despite poor infrastructure and no electricity for the first two days, we have tried to reach as many people as possible. We will observe January 30 as RTI day where various activists from the state will assemble,” said Amitava Chowdhury , an RTI activist.
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