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Youths Interact with the NIC Chief About Right to Information and the Dynamics

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Kathmandu, January 2, 2018: Youth Interaction session with the Chief of National Information Commission (NIC), Mr. Hari Krishna Banskota was organized by The KMC Alumni management and Dynamic Youth Nepal at KMC College, Bagabazar on 28th December, 2018. The session was attended by more than 150 students of the Management faculty of class 11 and 12.

The interactive session saw the young minds questioning the NIC chief on varied subjects such as corruption control, the solutions to the irresponsible behavior of the government employees and their corrupt practices in service delivery among others. To the students’ questions, the NIC chief said the youth have a huge responsibility to try and make the government bodies and the public service related institutions accountable by observing and questioning their misendeavours. “It is the right and duty of the citizens to seek and use the information for their personal and the National benefit. We should be ethical and act responsibly while seeking to correct the public institutions when they try to misuse their authority, control corruption and promote accountability among for a prosperous future of the country”, he said. He also added that every Nepali citizen is entitled to the right to information and we are obliged to use the privilege wisely.

Also speaking at the programme, the president of the KMC Alumni Management sector, Mr. Arjun Sapkota shared how the Alumni association has been working for the benefits of the students currently studying at the campus and also the alumni looking for higher education support among others. Mr. Siddant Rayamajhi, a young activist and an alumni of the KMC campus coordinated the session and shared his happiness about the success of the programme. “I would like to thank the NIC chief sir, the school administration, the student attendees and the supporting organization for coming together to make the program a success. I am happy to have played a small role to sensitize a small portion of fellow KMCians on the power they hold in the form of RTI that they can use to set things right and have a prosperous future ahead”, he shared.