There are 15 days to go for the first fundraiser we have ever put together and what a way to start! Laura Marling and Mumford and Sons on their first trip to India!
The countdown has begun! 11 days to our first fundraiser!
Its so much easier being part of the audience. One gets to amble in, be ushered to a seat, kick back and groove to the music. The organisers on the other hand, running back and forth like plucked chickens.
Just read Angarika’s post and clearly the team has been working oh-so-hard and are pretty much losing their minds
AND finally we are doing a fundraiser! Its so cool to think that we will have a concert and actually walk away with some money as opposed to having no money to pay the band,printers etc and dealing with the repercussions next year.
Besides the insanity that’s taken over (someone should really put up some of the e-mails circulating within staff, the not-so-inappropriate ones), and the fact that the concert is 3 minutes before the exams start, YAY! And we finally have a website to publicize it on! Hee hee ..
The YP Foundation in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Students for Promotion of International Law (SPIL) and Governance Now
presents a discussion forum:
“From Exploring the RTI Act to Building a Movement – Do Young People Matter?”
March 13th, 2010 at 6 PM – 8.30 PM
at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road New Delhi
The forum will explore how young people can take the RTI movement of the country forward. Bringing together leading and key personalities of the movement, the forum will seek to answer the following:
1. At what stage is the RTI Movement currently?
2. Has the filing of RTI Applications increased the overall efficiency and functioning of public authorities?
3. Internationally, what does the right to information signify?
4. What role can young people play in taking the movement forward?
5. What more can be done to make a larger impact and increase the efficacy of the movement?
Creating a space for inter-generational dialogue, the forum intends to set a collaborative agenda between organizations working on the RTI currently in the city and young people who want to get involved in the movement.
Confirmed panelists include:
Mr.Wajahat Habibullah, Chief Information Commissioner
Mr.Shekhar Singh, National Campaign for People’s Right to Information
Ms.Yamini Aiyer, Accountability Intitiative
Ms.Sanchita Bakshi, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Ms.Manju Sadarangani, US Embassy
To confirm your attendance please RSVP @ 46792243/ 44/ 9871011544 / 9899651625/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!