International Right to Know Day celebrated on September 28
In a meeting at Sofia, Bulgaria in 2012, Freedom of Information Organisations around the world had proposed September 28 as the “Right to Know” day. Since then, the organisations have been celebrating the day with the basic objective of raising awareness amongst every individual to access government held information. To promote transparency and accountability in governance, the freedom of information organizations and activists around the world have held meetings to spread awareness about the RTI Act, by whatever name it is known.
As per article 19 of International Declaration of Human Rights, right to information is one of the main basic rights, necessary to enjoy other human rights. It is the prerequisite for making it possible for the involvement of public in social policy and decision making process.