Friday, April 16, 2010

5th Pillar conducts Anti-corruption awareness to Management students of PSG Tech, Coimbatore on 4.02.2010

200 students of the Management Department of PSG Tech, convened at the convention Hall to tAke part in the anti-corruption awareness program conducted by 5th Pillar. The speaker of that day, Mr. Viswanathan, a noted Businessman and Social Activist spoke on the topic, "RTI and Freedom fron Corruption". As a businessman addressing the management students, he was able to explicity relate the affliction of corruption in the business sector. 5th Pillar's role in society to combat corruption using the novice tool, Zero Rupee Note and the Right to Information Act was the highlight of his address. Examples of cases were our organization filed RTI petitions on behalf of the citizens, to obtain ration card, land patta etc., captivated the audience, who in turn had interesting queries about situations encountered by family or friends. Dr.K.K.Krishnamoorthy, former Dean of Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore was the next speaker who elaborated on the social evil, Corruption. His address on Right to Information Act and its efficacy in obtaining basic rights of services was elaborated for clear understanding of the simplicity of the Act in itself. The speech was well received by the students who were encouraged to join hands with our team to tackle corruption.

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