We are trying different methods to create an awareness among the citizens. Visual media is a effective method to reach the people. In effect to this on 1st of December, 2009, we were able to get the attention of thousands of viewers through the program televised by Jaya Plus TV, explaining in detail about the RTI Act, ways to apply and expected results. President of 5th Pillar, Vijayanand explained about the RTI training we conduct in our Chennai office periodically and encouraged the viewers to attend the training and get equipped with the expertise to write a petition. He gave a few examples of the success stories to motivate the viewers, that it is possible to get results without bribing. Next time if we can have interactive session were the viewers can call to ask questions it would be more effective where we would be able to give practical solutions to boost their morale.
After the televised program we received a good number of calls asking about our organization. Some of them passed by the office and joined as members and subscribed to our monthly magazine "MAATRAM". Some college students who came to our office were very enthusiastic and volunteered their time for some of the activities. It is very encouraging to see that the student community is very eager to bring a change in our society.