A workshop on ‘Right to Information Act’ was held on 11-Jan-09 at Hulkoti in Gadag District, under the aegis of K.H.Patil Krishi Vignana Kendra. The objective was to sensitize people about the importance and various applications of the Act. Dr.R.Balasubramaniam, Ms.Poshini and Mr.Shekhar participated as Resource Persons. About 400 people attended the workshop. An ‘Information Movement’ was also launched for using the RTI act to good effect to bring about transparency and accountability in the Govt. administrative machinery. Mr.D.R.Patil, ex-MLA of Gadag was present on the occasion.
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Oct 2, 2019…the Nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of a person, difficult to describe in terms reserved for ordinary mortals. An extraordinary person – a politician, saint, philosopher, nationalist, humanist, thinker, strategic visionary and a humble humanist…all this and much more. How do you even get to celebrate him and his message? Most of us choose the easy way out – garland his photo/statute, give long speeches, talk about Ahimsa (non-violence) and Satya (truth), distribute sweets and the go on with our daily lives. Little are we realising that we have reduced him into a ritualistic symbol bereft of
The times we live in is possibly something that is difficult to describe or talk about. Whether it is trade imbalances, or the threat of a nuclear war; the increased polarizations of all kinds across several parts of the world or climate change; slump in economies of several nations or the political instability that we see; terrorism or newer viral diseases; the Amazon on fire or the mindless gun violence – there is so much for any sensitive person to feel angry, helpless and wanting to do something – all at the same time. On the personal end of the