Aruna Roy- Women who brought in RTI Act
Aruna grew up in Chennai and post schooling joined the IAS. In 1974, however she quit IAS and joined the social work and research center in Rajasthan. She loved working at the grassroots level and in 1983 founded the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan to support local farmers and peasants.
Post this she moved her attention to making the Indian bureaucracy transparent and accessible to the common man. For this she campaigned for the Right to Information Act. After a long struggle the RTI was finally passed by the government. Today this Act serves as an important expose for corrupt leaders and political scams.
For her dedication and devotion to our corrupt free nation, In 2000 Aruna Roy was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership and she currently serves as a member of the National Advisory Council of India.
She inspires us that any individual with zeal and positive approach can bring a change. Her campaign has helped empower the common man.