THE LIGHT OF ANDAMANS | VOL 35 | ISSUE 25 | 27 JAN 2012
Civil Rights Protection
By Staff Reporter
Every Citizen of the country has been bestowed with rights through the Constitution of Indian on the Republic Day in 1950. This was the Day in fact when the Citizens became free whereas the nation was geographically freed on Independence Day. But despite the Constitutional Rights and other privilege and rights offered by the Government to its people, the common people are deprived of the same due to vested interests of bureaucrats, politicians and other related elements. Realizing this fact group of some like-minded people came together to form a body christened as "Civil Rights Protection Forum". They met a number of times and after drafting its bye-laws and Memorandum of Association for its registration launched the Forum on 26th January, 2012. Engineer T.K Krishnamooty, Dy. Chief Engineer, AHW, who is an authority on Right to Information Act in the islands as on special invitee interacted with the members and appealed to them to act truly for the underprivileged and needy citizen and to achieve the aims and objectives of the Forum. The members vowed that 'they can and they shall bring a positive change in the Society'.
The Forum has unanimously elected Retd. Dy.S.P Nageshwar Rao as its President and Social Activist Smti. Kesar Devi as Vice President. Basudev Dass a media person and Social activist is the General Secretary with Arvind Rai Sharma, Social activist as Joint Secretary. The fund and cash will be taken care of by Dr. Misri Lall, CMO (SAG) (Retd.).
The Forum has people from all walks of society including engineers, doctors, businessmen, lawyers, mariners, agriculturist, bureaucrats etc.
Once registered the Forum will begin with awareness campaign all over the islands to make the citizens responsive of their Rights and duties to make an empowered citizen in the islands territory.