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Programme

NATIONAL CONVENTION on 'ONE YEAR OF RTI'

from 13th to 15th October, 2006 Venue : Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi Minute to Minute Programme Schedule

13th October 2006 - Friday

5.30 pm Registration Commences
6.30 pm Presentation by NDTV
7.00 pm Welcome of Participants by Secretary CIC
7.10 pm
  to
 7.25 pm
Invocation song by children of Kohinoor Langa Group of Rajasthan
7.30 pm Arrival of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India
7.32 pm National Anthem
7.33 pm Presentation of Bouquet to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India
7.35 pm Welcome Address by Shri Wajahat Habibullah, CIC
7.43 pm Inaugural address by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India
8.03 pm Vote of Thanks 
8.06 pm  President to be escorted to his seat
8.08 pm  Piano recital by Shri Brian Silas
14th October 2006 - Saturday
10.00 am Keynote Address by Dr.P.C. Alexander, MP
10.45 am Tea Break
11.15 am Break up into three groups to discuss panel issues in three halls of Vigyan Bhawan
1.00 pm Lunch Break and Puppet Show by Shri P.C. Bhatt
2.00 pm  Presentation by DDA
2.20 pm PANEL PRESENTATION

"One Year of RTI - Taking Stock - Its Success & Shortcomings" and
Question & Answer Session

3.20 pm Tea Break
3.50 pm 'Citizen Speak'
4.30 pm PANEL PRESENTATION

"Approaches to maximum Disclosure and promotion of open Government especially with emphasis on Improving Information Storage, maintenance and thereby faster Retrieval" and Question & Answer Session

5.30 pm  Programme by Shri Raju Srivastava
15th October 2006 - Sunday
10.00 am 'Citizen Speak'
11.00 am Tea Break
11.30 am PANEL PRESENTATION

"Dealing with the Challenges before the RTI and Chalking out a Roadmap for the future, including creating awareness till the grassroots level and simplification of procedures." and Question & Answer Session

12.30 pm Programme by Shri Jaspal Bhatti
1.00 pm Lunch Break
2.00 pm PANEL PRESENTATION

"Implementation of RTI in the States" and Question & Answer Session

3.15 pm Tea Break
3.45 pm Vote of Thanks to Panelists and Participants by Secretary, CIC
4.00 pm Prime Minister Arrives

Presentation of Bouquets

4.01 pm Welcome Address and Presentation of Report "Outcome and recommendation made by the National Convention 13th to 15th October" by Shri Wajahat Habibullah, CIC
4.10 pm Address by Shri Suresh Pachouri, MOS (PP)
4.20 pm Valedictory Address by Prime Minister
4.40 pm Vote of Thanks
4.45 pm Prime Minister leaves
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