As reported on economictimes.com on 3 February 2008: Stall on RTI big draw in World Book Fair in Delhi
NEW DELHI: Right to Information is the flavour of the season and a stall displaying books, CDs and manuals on the RTI Act is attracting many visitors in the 18th New Delhi World Book Fair 2008.
The stall organisers are also offering their assistance and advice to the queries of the visitors about the Act.
The organisers are happy with the initial response of the people, many of whom are seeking to understand the process of filing RTI application and obtaining information.
"Our basic purpose is to reach out to the people through the platform of book fair and spread awareness about the Act," said Manish Sisodia of 'Kabir', an NGO working in the field of RTI promotion which has set up the stall.
"So far, the response of the people in the first two days has been great. They are coming to us with their questions and problems and we are trying to assist them."
RTI activist and Magsaysay awardee Arvind Kejriwal said, "It will be a great help to the people who want to know about the nitty-gritties of the Act."
Central Information Commissioner M M Ansari will release a CD on RTI by Kejriwal tomorrow. The CD deals with the provisions of RTI law and its use, explained in a easy format.
"The tutorial CD is a complete training kit containing our experiences of over 100 workshops, the philosophy of RTI and the law," Kejriwal said.