J&K RTI Foundation celebrates IDUAI with enthusiasm in Magam

Precious Kashmir News
Magam, Sep 28: The Jammu & Kashmir RTI Foundation celebrated the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) with great enthusiasm and participation.
The event, held in Magam, witnessed an engaged audience both in-person and via Zoom, highlighting the importance of access to information in the digital era.
IDUAI is globally recognized as a day to emphasize the crucial role of access to information in empowering individuals, promoting transparency, and fostering informed decision-making.
The United Nations General Assembly designated September 28 as IDUAI in 2019, following the lead of UNESCO, which had established this observance in 2015.
Irfan Banka, Anthropologist and Founder of J&K RTI Foundation, stressed this year’s theme, “the importance of the online space for access to information.”
He drew attention to the J&K Government’s efforts in making 1028 services available online and urged for the provision of Online RTI Facilities (e-RTI Service) to enable citizens to exercise their right to information efficiently in the digital age.
Sheikh Maqbool, Columnist and Co-founder of J&K RTI Foundation, reiterated the organization’s commitment to the goals of the Right to Information Act, emphasizing the need for widespread awareness about this fundamental right.
Sajad Hussain, Co-founder of J&K RTI Foundation, asserted that the Right to Information is an essential right, and citizens should actively exercise it to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.
Aaqib Bashir and Ishfaq Majeed, members of RTI Pend, showcased the pivotal role of the RTI Pend initiative in raising awareness about the Right to Information among the public.
The J&K RTI Foundation remains committed to its mission of promoting transparency, accountability, and informed decision-making through the effective use of the Right to Information Act.


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