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  Project Name


RTI convention in Rajasthan



AID India



Right To Information (RTI)







  Budget Approved


Rs 125000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Somu Kumar


College Park









Purpose of this convention is to emphasis the importance of youth participation and prepare a road map for their contribution to the Right to Information movement. Through this convention, wish is to bring together youth from across the State and from some parts of the country, across class, caste and socio-economic backgrounds by providing a platform for dialogue amongst themselves. This will also help network with other like-minded youth groups and individuals. It is realizing that the potential the youth of our country has played in bringing about positive change in different walks of life. Aim is therefore to encourage and celebrate their youthful energy by making available space and providing a platform to discuss and debate matters on the links between RTI and democratic action. The Convention will provide avenues for different forms of expression and modes of participation.





The workshops held on different issues highlighted and opened up discussion on important areas. Resolutions for future action were passed in the closing plenary on the right to information, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, and the Role of youth in Democracy. The participants expressed the need for a national forum to take up issues related to the implementation of the Right to Information Act.





The main objective of these workshops was to create a general understanding on these issues, the challenges and areas,the problems, the role youth can play in addressing these concerns, the role that Right to Information can play in facilitating these problems and finally draw out a plan for action. These workshops were facilitated by eminent resource persons like, Jean Dreze, the MKSS team. The convention was structured with sessions on role of youth in democracy and politics, along with workshops of various concerns like negative impact of globalization, gender, communal politics, agriculture, state of Dalits and Adivasis, budget analysis, Human Rights, Right to Information, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Education and Employment and others.



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