Mandi: In a series of declamation contests on Right to Information( RTI) Act Â being organised by Centre for Sustainable Development inÂ associationÂ with My Himachal today, competitions were held in Â Govt. Degree College Basa, Govt. Senior Secondary School Drang and Vijay memorial College of Education,Ner Chowk.
At Degree College Basa whole of the college students were presentÂ along withÂ staff members and SCA Office bearers. While presiding over the function Principal Krishan Vaid said this act has a potential toÂ revolutionizeÂ the way country is governed. It can ensure people’s participation in developmental activities and they can keep a check on the way public funds are spent.Â Students enthusiastically participated in the declamation contest and highlighted the way it can be used toÂ strengthen our democracy.
At Govt. Sen. Secondary School, Drang, Jai Singh Yadav, Principal of the school while presiding over the function appreciated the efforts of Censud and My Himachal and said that such awareness programmes will go a long way in ensuring common man’s participation inÂ administration.
While at Vijay Memorial College of Education Chairman of the college Gaurav Marwaha was the Chief Guest and Dr. D.P. Kapoor presided over the function. Gaurav Marwaha lauded the efforts of My Himachal volunteers who despite being far away from their motherland are running a blog to keep updates of activities going on in their Â home state.
Principal Dr. Kapoor appreciated the efforts of Censud who is coordinating withÂ like mindedÂ NGO’s like My Himachal and various Govt. agencies in ensuring the implementation of developmental programmes.
Photos by: Yash Raj Sharma.