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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‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ – one must have heard this call for action several times over the last few years. When I interact with Civil servants and citizens, I find that each one has a perspective on what it means. Most of them relate it to economic independence, self-reliance or producing goods and services within India. This call given by Hon Prime Minister Modi includes all this and much more. Have tried to share some of my views and perspectives on this and this was published in Indian Express, Jan 17, 2023. You can read this at https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/atmanirbharta-for-new-india-8385703/ The article is also
January 12, 2023 is the 160th Jayanthi celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The whole country celebrates this event as the National Youth day. What does the Youth day signify in a country with one of the youngest populations in the world. More than 50% of our people are less than 20 years. India is one of the few countries with the unique window of demographic opportunity wide open. Presently, we have one of the least dependency ratios in the world. What this means is we have the highest number of Indians in the productive age group. Today is the time for