I-Day: AAP to hold free medical camp, protests against RTI dilution

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Bangalore, Aug 14: On the auspicious occasion of India's Independence Day, Aam Aadmi Party Karnataka is launching its health care team called, "Swasthya Jagriti Manch".

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The mission of the team is to create awareness and provide medical counseling and care for the people of Karnataka. Being in public discourse, we see it as one of our responsibilities to work towards it. As its first mission, the team is conducting a free medical camp in HSR 7th Sector, Bommanahalli, Bangalore, starting at 08:30 AM on 15th August 2013.

Also, in AAP's view RTI is a tool to strengthen the democracy. AAP has gone one step further and instead of waiting for questions being asked, we have a policy of complete transparency whereby all our funds and its sources are voluntarily put in public domain. AAP strongly believes that this should be followed by all the political parties.


Further, continuing our fight against the proposed amendment to the RTI Act to exempt political parties from its ambit, Aam Aadmi Party (in association with other organizations) is holding a protest at Town Hall, Bangalore at 10:30 AM on August 15, 2013.

Events of the day:

Free Medical Camp by Swasthya Jagriti Manch (AAP Karnataka)

Time: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Venue: No.112, 8th Cross, M G Palya Main Road, HSR 7th Sector, Bommanahalli

Coordinators: Dr. Asif Hussain (+91-8095624883), Saurav Sinha (+91-9902225767) and Vijay Bohra (+91-9379689820)

Protest against proposed RTI Act amendment to exempt political parties

Time: 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Venue: Town Hall, Bangalore

Coordinators: Ravi Chandra (+91-9964645444)

Individuals endorsing the protest include Sri H S Doreswamy, Sri U R Ananthamurthy and Justice N Santosh Hegde.

Organisations endorsing them include the Aam Aadmi Party, Alternative Law Forum, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), Association for Promotion of Social Action (APSA), Bhumika Media, Child Rights Trust (CRT), CIVIC Bangalore, Concerned for Working Children (CWC), Environment Support Group (ESG), Forward 68, Humanist Party of India, IT for Change, KRIA Katte, Lok Satta Party, Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF), People's Campaign for Right to Water (PCRW), Praja Rajakiya Vedike (PRV), Rashtrottana Sankalp (RASTR), Sanmathi, SICHREM, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) and Welfare Party of India.

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