Trailer: Ramya had one thing in mind after joining college-to stand on her own two feet. But, there was trouble at home. Her grandparents weren’t getting their pension and on top of that, she was totally unaware of the pension schemes. She requested an RTI enquiring about the same.
Plot twist: The postman was vehemently against her going the RTI way. He chided her, tried to give her fake information regarding RTI, before finally leaving her with a warning.
What makes her special? Ramya wasn’t deterred by what the postman told her. Even after he threatened her, she decided to use this empowering tool.
Sidekick: Training on the Right to Information Act given by LEAF Society for the youth
Climax: She got information about various pension schemes. She also found a part-time job in a library (managed by the Youth Club). And oh…her grandparents?.. They got their pensions. Her job portal- http://rti.gov.in/
Ramya’s story will remain in the archives of Namakkal’s progress. She got double the reward ( the information required in addition to a job) and her grandparents also were benefited by the pension. If you too have a story to tell, then please do share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and inspire others with your story rather than your Facebook posts.
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