Subhash Chandra Agrawal (June 8) is indeed a relentless RTI campaigner. His indomitable courage and resilience deserve appreciation. Though a thorn in the flesh of many a public figure with his persistent queries for ferreting out the truth in the public domain, many of us would have remained in the dark but for his perseverance. He is inspirational.
J. Anantha Padmanabhan,
Public spirited citizens like Mr. Agrawal are unsung heroes who seldom get the attention and acknowledgement they deserve from society. Citizen activists and socially responsible media can forge a formidable partnership to expose governmental apathy and misdeeds.
The RTI Act was introduced in 2005 to provide citizens access to information and it is heartening to note that Mr. Agrawal has used it to maximum effect. His fight for having the BCCI under the RTI should be encouraged.
In an age where people are becoming more and more self-centred, examples like that of Mr. Agrawal are heartening. Here is a man who has dedicated his life for the betterment of society. Selfless efforts like his should serve as a model for all responsible citizens and people like him should come forward in whatever way so that governance will become much more systematic and transparent.
I am grateful for the sentiments expressed by your readers in response to your editorial-team profiling me so prominently on the front page (June 8). The artistic profile by your correspondent and the decision of your editorial team to highlight my little work in such a big way, as also the readers' inspiring words, are the real force behind my passion to use the RTI Act to highlight the needs of the people.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal,
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