Friday, September 17, 2010

5th Pillar instituted a information desk at a Wedding in Salem

5th Pillar set up an information desk at the marriage of Mr. Mahendran and Ms. Juliet at Salem on 29th and 30th Aug 2010. Volunteers of 5th Pillar manned the desk and distributed the Zero Rupee Notes to all the guests attending the wedding. Tamil monthly magazine of 5th Pillar, Maattram was displayed to create awareness among the guests about the activities of 5th Pillar. Many guests approached the desk for a one on one discussion of their current encounter with corruption and sought advice on how to tackle the situation. Some of them became members and also subscribed to our monthly magazine Maattram. 5th Pillar's President, Mr. Vijay Anand spoke about, “Freedom from Corruption”, and explained in detail about our ongoing projects and campaigns. Wedding is a place where the people gathered can express their concern in an informal manner and they open up easily to the existing problems. Some of them had some pending issues and hence got our office contact info to file RTI petitions.