Vigilance Awareness Week (26th to 31st Oct 2015)

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SVITS has observed the Vigilance Awareness Week from 26th – to 31st Oct 2015. The theme was “Preventive vigilance as a tool of good governance” for the current year 2015. Various events have been conducted such as Essay Competition on the “Corruption Eradication: Solutions” and Speech Competition on “Corruption Free India: Role of Youth” during the week. On the concluding day of the week on 31’st October, a program has been organized in the college auditorium. The guest of honour of the program was “Retired Justice S.C. Vyas”. Dr. Roopa Shinde introduced the chief guest.

In his speech on the theme, he said that corruption is a state of mind. Emphasizing the impact of collective effort, he name the Jan Lokpal, how the pressure of the public compelled the government to go for. He said that all Dharm shows the right way of life. He further said that corruption should be eliminated completely not in parts. He also expressed his concern over the way corruption is affecting the every walk of life mentioning business malpractices, commonwealth scam, Vyapam, 2G-3G scams. According to him the reason, common people ignore it, this “Chalta Hai” approach should be curbed, when this will end, corruption will end too. Refusal to be the part of the corrupt system can make a big difference.

On replying a question regarding slow judiciary system he accepted yes the system is slow but our system is one of the best system considering the huge population.

Dr. Upinder Dhar, Vice Chancellor, Shri Vaishnav Vidhyapeeth Vishwavidhyalaya, stressed on human values. In his impressive speech, he throws the light on the human behaviour and the corruption. How behaviour is driven by the value system. He said that Strong belief in the value system, prioritization of values and preference can help a lot to fight against corruption. Role of teachers is not just to preach but to teach with the behaviour.

Spirituality and religion, ethics and morality, strict laws and vigilance, betterment of behaviour, understanding the responsibility, joint efforts are the means of achieving “Corruption Free India”.

Students have also shared their thoughts. Winner of the essay and speech competition, Rajneesh Tiwari gave some beautiful examples from day to day life, how a child is introduced to corruption. Identify the root causes of the corruption, and then only it can be curbed. Seeds of honesty should be sown from the childhood.

Dr. V. N. Walivadekar, Principal SVITS consolidating the views shared by previous speakers, said that teachers may play a very important role as they are creating generations. There should be an inner will to fight evils. Giving example of Padm Vibhushan Prof. Amarjeet Singh, he said that it should be demonstrated by the behaviour. Corruption is anti national, anti poor and anti society. He assures that corruption free India can take on any challenge and can stand winner. To eliminate corruption, transparency and accountability, use of technology, preventive vigilance can be the effective tools.

He also presented the vote of thanks.

Prof. V. Patnaik, Principal, Shri Vaishnav School of Law, Senior Advocate P.N. Walivadekar, faculties, staff and students were present. The whole program was coordinated by Dr. Saurabh Jain and Prof. Sudarshan Dubey.

Programs ended with an oath to make India Corruption Free.