An event, laying great emphasis on how to combat rampant and widespread corruption in the government sector and what are the measures need to be taken to root it out, was organised by INS (Indian Newsline Service) in association with SES (Saraswati Education Society). The three hour long programme attended by eminent scholars, senior statesmen, prolific writers, advocates, social activists and prominent journalists shed light on numerous aspects of RTI (Right To Information) act.
On the occasion, Subodh Goswami ACP sub-division Kalyanpuri felt strongly about the subject, he in his address said, ‘ this right if practised judiciously not only exposes the officers involved in corrupt practices and graft cases but also nails them. This helps a great deal to remove the weeds from the society we live in.’
There were guest speakers who articulated their holistic and comprehensive views on the issue. They conveyed the message loud and clear about the changes and updates brought in over a period of time so that every commoner and layman can comprehend the subtle details of their rights.
Pradeep Mahajan a veteran journalist and Editor-in- chief of INS spoke, ‘we ought to know our rights and gather information about how our government is functioning and the officers’ malpractices be brought in the public domain that will help society to be clean and progressive. About 84 RTI activists lost their lives and more than 500 were assaulted. Therefore,I appeal to the government to provide security to the activists so that they can raise their voice fearlessly.’
Many distinguished guests present on the occasion were Shabnam Khan, social activist and Chairperson ‘Ek Koshish aur sahi’ an NGO, Amit Mishra, Director NGO SES, Ramesh Pandit ex- councillor, Ravinder Yadav, Rajeev Nishana senior journalist and president IMWA (Indian Media Welfare Association),Rahul Sharma Saras Group Editor Loksatya Dainik, Adv SP Singh, Adv Virender Gaur, Adv Vinita Singh, Lion Gulfam, ace photographer Biswajit Parmanik.
Ram Manohar Sharma Inspector with Delhi Police enthralled the gathering with his mellifluous voice, he sang patriotic songs that pulled many onto the stage, many swayed and even danced together to the beat.
Anand Don compered the programme and his singing prowess won him laurels.
The jam-packed auditorium noted presence with Kumar Gajender, journalist, Mohit Bakshi, Sumit Sharma, Deepak Kapoor, Rajesh Pandey social activist, Bhim Sain Arora, Pawan Arora, Santosh Pal, councillor, media coordinator Vibhuti Pandey, Kamal Gandhi, Vikas Gandhi, Pawan Arora, Haji Yunus Salmani, Purushotam Bharadwaj, Gobind Paswan, Harish Chaudhary, Vashisht Prasad and Nitin Tyagi MLA AAP.
Famous singer Rajan Ji Rajan added luster to this cultural evening with his mesmerizing performance.