Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Reaching the Masses

Creating awareness in a congregation can be very effective, as it initiates group discussion. 5th Pillar has been very rigorous in campaigning against corruption by distributing Zero Rupee Notes in marriage functions. On 17th Feb 2010 at an engagement function of Mr. Muralidharan, Vice President of Bank of America in US, 5th Pillar was invited to open an information desk and distribute Zero Rupee Notes to all the guests and create awareness. President of 5th Pillar, Mr. Vijay Anand, spoke about the anti-corruption campaign, success stories and Right to Information Act. He gave examples of success attained by filing RTI petitions.

On 19th February 2010, at a wedding reception of Poornima and Yoganand, 5th Pillar was invited to open an information desk, and conduct awareness campaign. Both the parents of the groom and the bride were government officials, and they were very happy and willing to have 5th Pillar’s representation. Zero Rupee Note was distributed to all the attendees of the function and some of the guests got the contact information of our offices to approach in person to file RTI petitions for their delayed services. We believe these stalls in functions will facilitate in creating awareness among the masses.

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