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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A lot of people keep asking me about the last one year that I have spent working in the Government as an insider. From being a person outside the system constantly interacting with it and seeking their support for ensuring human development at the grassroots, friends including myself are surprised on how my journey has brought me here. From being a angry young man in the early eighties to feeling disillusioned at the ‘trickle down effect’ that never truly happened, to working inside Government in building the capacity of people and systems at the Capacity Building Commission, I have indeed
It has been nearly a year since I wrote anything either on this blog or in the newspapers that I usually write columns for. The energy to write was there, but my intent never did translate into anything concrete. But yesterday changed all this and I want to share the special fodder that my inner self got. It was after a long time I went visiting to Hosahalli to stay there for the night. Enroute, I had a stop over at our Saragur hospital where I found Devi standing by the hospital entrance. She looked aged and her face showed