Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hawaii University Sociology Professor Visits 5th Pillar Head Quarters

Dr. David Johnson, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawaii, who came across the article on Zero Rupee Note, in the Economist magazine last month, wrote to the President of 5th Pillar, Mr. Vijay Anand, expressing his interest to visit 5th Pillar head quarters in Chennai. He came to the office on 2nd March 2010, and spent 4-5 hrs meeting and discussing with the 5th Pillar team at Chennai head quarters, and learning more about the organization’s campaign, field work, and results. In the afternoon, President of 5th Pillar, Mr. Vijay Anand, accompanied Professor David Johnson to Madras University, where Professor Johnson addressed students of Criminology Department, on the topic of “The Death Penalty in India and Asia”. After Professor Johnson’s address, volunteers of 5th Pillar distributed Zero Rupee Notes to the students outside the seminar hall. Quite a few students were very interested to know more and join 5th Pillar. Faculty of the institution also expressed interest and offered to invite 5th Pillar at a future date for a presentation on the topic of “Freedom from Corruption”.

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