Himachal Pradesh (Mandi): Everyone is well acquainted of their rights but not everybody is aware how to avail them. Ignorance is one of the major reasons behind bitterness in the life of the masses.

After the nationwide enforcement of Right to Information Act in 2005 and in Himachal Pradesh in 2006, access to government information became easier. But there are many people who are still unaware of how to exercise this right.

Lavan Kumar of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh has come forward to bring awareness among the people of Himachal Pradesh. He informs people about RTI through his self-created medium called RTI Bureau.

Through his noble campaign, Lavan has exposed several irregularities in departments like Red Cross Society and District Welfare Department.

To date, Lavan has filed RTI application in connection with 800 cases. Apart from this, people have sought his help in around 1500 cases.  Presently, his 60 applications under RTI are under progress.

A modest Lavan says, “I find self-satisfaction in helping others as true life is all about living for others.”

(JPN/Bureau)