The Mumbai spirit :: “shailesh Gandhi”
Posted by rtiact2005 on July 7, 2006
Mumbai has been on the National News radar for the last three days for its torrential rain.
In the meantime, we had seen a surfeit of enthusiastic volunteers sitting without much work most of the time.
Our RTI applications have been:
5th 11 Mumbai flooded and holiday declared but two of our doughty volunteers Shankar Narayan and Bhaskar Prabhu reached and filled 11 applications!
All of us in Mumbai owe them a lot for demonstrating the Mumbai spirit.
6th- The Met had predicted very heavy showers and advised people to stay at home. But sure enough a large number of volunteers came to the Govt. Law College.
At any given time there were more than 30 volunteers present.Since we had a lot of volunteers, a young team went to Dharavi,- a slum. They went with a banner and some posters and got ten RTI applications made there. At the venue we had Sanjay Ubale,- senior and dynamic young Bureaucrat,- visting us in the morning, and offering a lot of useful ideas. Shri Kiran Jadhav-DIG, CBI came in the afternoon and we certainly had a very interesting interaction.
The Citrizen turnout was better than the earlier days, and we ended the day with 127 applications at the venue. Alongwith the 10 at Dharavi, we had 137 today.
Thus we have now made a total of 308 applications. We are hoping we will see the upward graph in the next few days. We have the volunteers cwho are very enthusiastic,
and hopefully we will use their positive energies.
A few intereseting cases of applicants whose RTI applications were made:
Imtiaz Mohammed has waited 2 and a half years for a passport.- 9321043755
A canteen contractor who is not getting his deposit refunded by MCGM
Mrs. Ramli Pradhan- Transfer of ration card has already taken 6 bmonths.
P.N.Gangar has waited for 6 months for a PAN card.
Students of St.Xaviers and other young volunteers went and distributed leaflets at Churchgate station.
An outstanding volunteer today was Varsha Shah who notched up 28 applications.
We are now seeing the beginning of an interesting period. I hope the rains are a little kind.
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