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Shanthi Kannan
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Champions all: Winners of the essay contest conducted by Cresk.
Champions all: Winners of the essay contest conducted by Cresk.

Cresk, NGO, which conducts various programmes to kindle the thoughts of young minds, conducted Awareness Day for the ninth consecutive year at the Ramakrishna Mission School recently.

Every year, the organisation conducts essay contests on key topics for school and college students across Chennai and nearby districts.

This year, the topic was ‘What is my role in eliminating corruption and bribe?' which attracted more than 33,000 participants.

The Director for Centre for International Affairs, Anna University, A. Azad, said that the Government should devise a way to prevent corruption; all transactions should be transparent.

The Assistant General Manager of Indian Bank, Revathy, felt that the social responsibility rested on the teachers and parents.

Bhola Nath, IPS, Director General of Police, Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, who presided over the function and distributed the awards to the students and schools, said, “The man who gives bribe is a bigger criminal than the one who accepts it.”

He emphasised that cultural values and good company would play a big role in the upbringing of children.

As many as 40 children and five schools received the awards.

Cresk distributed educational assistance to 20 students during the function.

The secretary of organisation, Srivathsan, said that Cresk, in association with the Election Commission of India, will be involved in the ‘Voting is your right' campaign for school and college students in Chennai and nearby districts.

Shanthi Kannan

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