Liberal Youth Forum had organized one day workshop on Right to Information Act and Campus Governance to sensitize students on governance issues on 8th December at Gauri Sadan, Guwahati. The programme was organized as apart of Campus Pulse Programme which is being supported by The Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) which is a non-profit organization that promotes liberal democracy, respect for human rights, rule of law and economic freedom. The programme was organized by J B Law College Chapter of LYF is a movement of individuals, informal groups and formal associations collaborating to create access and choice in social, cultural, economic, political and environmental spheres for a freer India.
Ranjan K Baruah, youth activist and one of the founder members of LYF spoke on the genesis of LYF and how the organization was formed democratically by youths from different parts of India two years back. He also spoke campus governance and its importance. “Students are one of the important stakeholders of any campus but they have less say in the governance system of campuses, so it is important that they become aware of governance system and take part in the system”, he said while presenting on youth and democratic governance with focus on campus governance. He appealed the participants to be eternally vigilant and work for building a vibrant civil society.
Saito Basumatary, legal activist and Secretary of Lawyers for Rights spoke on Right to Information Act and how students can use it in their perspectives. All together 50 Students from different colleges took part in the workshop. Rituttom Bora, Campus Coordinator of J B Law College welcomed the participants and spoke about the objectives of the workshop at the beginning. LYF was launched in 2008 and it believes in the power of human enterprise to overcome the shackles of poverty and to find full expression in a society founded on the principles of freedom and tolerance. LYF want to see an India in which all citizens are equal before the law and have the opportunity to pursue their own happiness.