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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Manjunath Shanmugam Integrity Award & RTI Helpline

Reproducing below an email sent to me by Jaishankar, one of the Trustees of the Manjunath Shanmugham Trust.

On November 19, 2006 Manjunath's first death anniversary the Manjunath Shanmugam Trust has undertaken following initiatives.

1) Launch of a national helpline that will help people across the country in using the Right To Information Act. (9250-400-100)
2) Manjunath Shanmugam Integrity Award.

The objective of Manjunath Shanmugam Integrity Award is to honour and encourage person/s or institutions who are working to uphold the values of truth and honesty in the Indian public life. We are looking at deserving candidates who have reported and actively rectified/have worked to rectify corrupt practices in government, public or corporate life.

The nominees will be evaluated on the basis of

1. Gravity of the situation and its impact

2. Corrective action undertaken , not merely reporting the situation

3.Extent of difficulty faced by nominee in correcting the situation

The valid entries will be assessed by a panel of distinguished jurors, drawn from the corporate sector as well as public life.

Nominations will be accepted from 19th November, with details and form available on the MST's website The award carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs. One Lakh.

You can help us by nominating a deserving person. If you wish to nominate someone, please download the nomination form and send it to us at the address mentioned. You can also spread the word around through your emails/blogs.

We wish to make this annual award a success, and encourage more people/institutions to work to improve Indian public life.

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Manjunath Shanmugam Trust