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Jan Lokpal bill explained in the language you speak

mumbai Updated: Apr 18, 2011 01:41 IST
Prajakta Chavan
Prajakta Chavan
Hindustan Times
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India Against Corruption (IAC), Mumbai, a platform of non-government organisations, will be using regional languages to reach out to the masses to spread awareness on the Jan Lokpal Bill and the movement led by social activist Anna Hazare.

IAC is planning to organise 200 teams of volunteers to reach out to people in different regional languages to explain the importance of the proposed legislation and its role to curb corruption.

"We have formed teams of 5-10 volunteers who will go to schools, colleges, parks, religious places and so on to explain the Jan Lokpal bill. We have volunteers trained in Hindi, Marathi, English, Gujarati and Urdu to explain the bill and the movement. We are open to explaining the bill in other regional languages as well provided we get volunteers who know those languages. We want everybody from children to senior citizens to know about the bill and the movement before supporting the cause," said Ruben Mascarenhas, IAC Mumbai administrator.

The teams will canvas in housing societies, schools and colleges to get their point across.

As a start on Monday, IAC members will be addressing volunteers and the general public on Monday evening at Nanavati School, Vile Parle (West), to crystallise further action.

"We will be discussing various strategies to reach out to the people at the meeting. We have made PowerPoint presentations through which we will explain the training modules, the Jan Lokpal Bill and the movement to the people," said Mayank Gandhi, IAC Mumbai coordinator.

IAC, Mumbai has also started a 24x7 help line 7303150500, 9699885421 to answer people's doubts and questions of the public. "People will know everything about the movement and the Jan Lokpal Bill on these help line numbers."