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LACC conducts RTI seminar

(Extreme left) Guest of honour Khekhao Assumi, DMC Chairperson releasing RTI hand book compiled by KH David, Advocate.
NPN: Dimapur, 15 Aug 2008
Published on 16 Aug. 2008 11:23 PM IST
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Legal Aid Cell Clinic (LACC) City Law College, Dimapur conducted a seminar on Right to Information Act (RTI) under the theme 'Power of Information' at Lions Club on August 9, with a view to create legal awareness especially towards students and citizens of Dimapur.
Stating this in a release, press secretary, LACC said K H David, advocate, general secretary in his inaugural speech highlighted the functions of the legal aid clinic and encouraged the dedicated professional students and competent lawyers to take up challenges corrupting the society and rendering legal help by bringing law closer to the poor and needy.
Speaker, P Leonard Aier, chairman and principal, City Law College, Dimapur in his keynote address stated that right to freedom was a corollary and derivative of the right to information of speech and expression mentioned in Article 19 (1) of the constitution of India. "RTI Act is an important tool to unearth corruption in government offices and public sectors," he said and added "transparent governance is lacking in the system due to corrupt leaders who are accountable to the citizens." Adding that denizens are now 'consciously and unconsciously' not only a partaker but also beneficiaries of this 'information revolution', he said information can be equated to a 'very powerful, explosives-free unnuclear weapon.'
Guest of honour, Khekaho Assumi, DMC chairperson exhorted that RTI was the "most important tool of invoking one's right and a first step to a solution to solve the problem of corruption." He said under Sec 6 (2) of RTI Act, applicants are not required to give any reason for requesting information or any other personal details except those that may be necessary for contacting him. He also asserted younger generation, especially students to abstain from corrupt practices and be of more conscious citizens to be healthy individual in a society and walk extra mile to be successful in life.
Heroto Chishi, member LACC, conducted the floor discussion, opinion and queries with the participants from schools, colleges, Lions, Leo, Rotary Clubs, NGOs, Bar Associations, Student leaders and individuals.
The programme was chaired by Akum Chang, secretary, LACC.

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