Without being "social", its incomplete to be at least RTI activist. I feel so.
Secondly everything is being done for self only. Not only for gain in material terms, but also for self satisfaction, happiness etc. So better to leave the terms like "selfless".
If the one is involved in social work, in the due course, he requires the info, and for that he comes to use more and more the RTI. And with that the people around come to know the use and importance of RTI Act. And as and when required they will also make use of RTI.
So thats why I consider Social Activist/Worker as RTI activist.
A very difficult question for me.
The word activist does not sound to me very convincing. The word appears to convey an agenda and movement as if someone wants to prove his/her point and want to generate public opinion.
I think RTI Helper or facilitator could be a better name.
An activist is a personal who is active in the respective field.The who can handle the RTI matters and able to help others in RTI Matters is a RTI Activist.Let us not waste time on definitions but get started and deal with RTI matters forgetting by what ever name we are called as it is the purpose that matters to me.
People help pther in many ways and on many matters and they are known as social workers. When a person help and guide others about their right to seek and obtain information with the help of RTI Act, he does the same as a social worker. Meda Patkar though mostly involved in environmental related issues, she is a social worker not just a Narmada Bachao Andolonist. hen an activist so help others in their right, he contributes to the cuase of a social justice. So, such persons are definitely social activists . Giving specialised titles such as RTI Activist may belittle his contribution in other spheres of his activities. Be a social activist.
Thank you for bringing it to my notice. I will go through the rules. I noticed in some forums that when I post link to my website it displays the title instead of url. Please tell me if the URL to website is allowed or not. If not, I shall not mention it in my future discussions. I love this forum as I am actively involved in RTI related activities.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Originally Posted by The Great
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