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International Right to Know Day observed

 

 

 
 
TIB celebrated International Right to Know Day with great enthusiasm on 28 September 2014. Nationally, the organisation joined hands with the Information Commission and Right to Information Forum. In the capital, rally, discussion meeting, information fair, campaign were organised to aware the people on their rights to get information at ease. All 45 CCCs, its YES, YES Friends and Swajan members joined hands with the local administration to celebrate the day at local level. Rallies, information fairs, discussion meetings, anti-corruption cultural programmes, RTI campaigns were organised to encourage proactive disclosure of information and aware people. Minister; bureaucrats; local government representatives; CCC, YES and Swajan members; common citizens, students attended these programmes.
In the capital the celebration began with colorful rally and information fair. Later a discussion meeting on the topic was held at the Sufia Kamal auditorium of the National Museum. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, MP attended a discussion as the Chief Guest. Chief Information Commissioner Mohammad Faruque, Presided over the discussion. Information Secretary Martuza Ahmad, Cabinet Division Coordinator and Reforms Cell Secretary-in-Charge M Nazrul Islam, Information Commissioner Prof Khurshida Begum Sayeed and Right to Information Forum President Shaheen Anam and Deputy Executive Director of TIB Dr Sumaiya Khair were also present among others. 
 
 
 
The Chief Guest emphasised on the role of mass media to popularise the RTI Act. He also urged the civil society to support government’s RTI initiatives.

 


As part of its RTI advocacy, in a letter on 15 September 2014, TIB urged for government’s official recognition of RTK Day and observe it nationally. The RTI forum in a statement on 27 September demanded the same 

 

CCCs of Jessore, Nilphamari, Satkhira and Sunamganj organised two day long Information Fairs where different government agencies, departments and NGOs put up stalls and provided service related information to the visitors. Local government representatives and senior government officials including Mayor of City Corporation, Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, Upazila Chairman and Vice Chairman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, other Local Govt. representatives, Information Officer, Civil Society members, Senior TIB officials attended these local celebrations.
 
 
 
Tothyoi shakti: Janbo, janabo, durneeti rukhbo’ with this slogan, TIB has been advocating to popularise the RTI Act among public representatives and people as well as proactive disclosure of information by public service providers. As part of its RTI advocacy, in a letter on 15 September 2014, TIB urged for government’s official recognition of RTK Day and observe it nationally. The RTI forum in a statement on 27 September demanded the same.