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Call to make mass-people familiarized with RTI Law


Speakers at a discussion Rajshahi Saturday called for making the
public in general familiarized with the Law of Right to Information
((RTI) for their betterment.
They said emphasis should be given on updating them with every moment
so that they can involve themselves in the nation-building process
everywhere in the society.
District Administration and Department of Mass Communication jointly
organised the discussion at Rajshahi College auditorium in observance
of the International Rights to Information Day-2013.
Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury addressed the
discussion as the chief guest with District Information Officer Farhad
Hossain in the chair.
Among others, SP Alamgir Kabir, Principal of the college Prof Dr Ali
Raja Abdul Mazid and Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Dr
Bazlur Rashid also spoke.
Akbarul Hassan Millat, President of Rajshahi Union of Journalists,
presented a concept paper on the issue.
Chief Guest Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury said full-length implementation of
the RTI Law has become indispensable for empowering the public in
general coupled with making all the service delivery activities
transparent and accountable.
Terming the RTI Act as the key to development of the mass people he
said the act will facilitate people to become empowered through its
successful implementation.
He also said the act will supplement the effort of establishing good
governance coupled with removing corruption through ensuring
transparency and accountability every spheres of life.
Taking part in the open discussion, many of the college students said
large-scale implementation of the law could be the effective means of
ensuring good governance and institutionalisation of democracy.
They said ensuring open and timely access to information will help to
stop corruption, improve governance and ensure accountability and
They observed that the designated officials of the information-giving
government and non- government organisations have a vital role to
Earlier, large number of government and non-government officials and
development activists brought out a rally from Alupatti crossing and
marched towards the meeting venue marking the day. –BSS, Rajshahi


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