[act-ma] Sun 4/15 4:30 PM MIT - Aruna Roy - Transparency and Accountability in Governance in India

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 02:18:15 PDT 2012

Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia  &
Association for India's Development (MIT & Boston)


"Transparency and Accountability in Governance: Current Challenges in India"

a talk by

Aruna Roy

Sunday April 15 4:30 PM

MIT 32-141 (Stata Center)
32 Vassar Steet Cambridge MA

Aruna Roy is an Indian political and social activist (and former
member of the Indian Administrative Service) who founded  the Mazdoor
Kisan Shakti Sangathana ("Worker-and-Peasant Power Union"). She was a
prominent force behind the Right to Information (RTI) movement in
India, which led to the enactment of the Right to Information Act in
2005. She has also has helped shape the rural jobs program (the
MNREGA) and a food-security bill.

Among numerous awards and felicitations, in 2000, she received the
Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership and iIn 2011, she
figured in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.

Co-sponsored by:
South Asia Forum at MIT



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