Monday, July 19, 2010

5th Pillar stall at the Coimbatore Exhibition



Coimbatore chapter of 5th Pillar opened a stall at the annual exhibition in Coimbatore. The exhibition is visited by throngs of people that houses diverse stores, games and other attractions. The exhibition commenced on 21st May and closed on 27th June, and served as popular outdoor recreation during the summer months. 5th Pillar stall manned by dedicated volunteers on rotational basis, was a great way to reach thousands of people visiting the fair. The volunteers in the store educated the people on ways of tackling corruption in day to day life and explained about attaining basic services by adopting RTI Act. Services provided by our organization was highlighted and the public were encouraged to approach us if they faced a dire situation pertaining to bribery and stalled services. The exhibition was attended by people from neighboring small towns and villages and so it served as a good venue for the best propaganda. Nearly 550 people enrolled to attend the weekly meetings, and 215 people enrolled as paid members in our organization. Some of them subscribed for our monthly Tamil magazine, MAATTRAM. Public support and encouragement is vital to provide better services to them in return. The stall in the exhibition created good visibility for our organization.

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