As reported by Gujarat Global News Network in on 12 May 2008:
Gujarat NGO plans RTI army

Gujarat NGO plans RTI army

The Right to Information which has armed common man with the most powerful weapon to informed living was passed by the Parliament on May 12.

After the success of 'RTI on Wheels', the Gujarat Mahiti Adhikar Gujarat Pahel (MAGP) will now form an 'RTI Army'. This is after the success of its 'RTI on Wheels'. The organisation has planned manyinitiatives to mark the third anniversary of the Right to Information Act.

The RTI Army will be formed where local residents will undertake the responsibility of running it, said Pankti Jog, coordinator of the MAGP in a statement issued here on Sunday.

The RTI on Wheels, promoting awareness about the Act, has so far visited eight districts. The organisation was launched in March this year. Over 50,000 people have visited the RTI on Wheels, a modified jeep equipped with audio-visual equipment, Internet, multimedia projector, viewing screen and trained volunteers.

"The vehicle opens up completely and can be converted into a moving theatre. It also has illuminated screens on the sides with punchy slogans scrolled down," Jog said, adding, "It was designed by a group of students from Duke University, UK.".

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