The international day of Right to Information (RTI) is being marked in Nepal for the first time with various programmes in the capital.

Freedom Forum Nepal organised a silent rally from Baneshor to Maitighar to mark the day, which is also called the Freedom of Information day.

The day – September 28 - is being celebrated as Right to Information Day throughout the world since 2002.

The day has been marked after the legislature parliament passed the Right to Information Act this July which guarantees that any citizens have access to information stored in any public bodies.

Around 68 countries around the world have legal provisions protecting the right to information of their citizens. ia Sept 28 07