Trailer: He studies in 8th standard in a remote village in Tamil Nadu. What rights does he want? Right to no home work? Absolutely not. He has exercised a right which many of us wouldn’t use in our entire lives. Any guesses?
What makes him special? It so happened that Bharat’s grandfather didn’t get his pension money. Instead of accepting it as his fate or the government’s fault, Bharat decided to make things change. Rather than going to the pension officer and try “emotional atyachar”(emotional blackmail), he used the powerful tool of RTI.
Climax: His request got a reply in 30 days and no prizes for guessing that his grandfather got the pension money. (The pen is mightier than the sword, don’t you agree?)
Sidekick: Awareness program conducted by LEAF about Right to Information.
So, this is the story of a 13 year old boy who refused to accept the norm and exercised his rights. If you too have a story to tell, then please do share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let others be inspired by you.