The CBI Joint Director, V.V. Laxminarayana has called upon the students to work towards making India corruption free and stand out in the world as a model nation.
Speaking at the Vigilance Awareness Week celebrations at the University of Hyderabad on the theme ‘Transparency in Public Procurement’, he said that at present on the corruption index, India is marked in red symbolizing existence of corruption. The youth and the common people must strengthen their conscience and build centres of excellence around them which will help in curbing corruption, he felt.
He said corruption was a social cancer eating into our institutions of governance and that educated youth had major role to play in sensitising the people about the ill-effects of corruption on the society and the individuals.
Mr. Laxminarayana later distributed prizes to the students of the UoH campus school who participated and won in the essay writing competition on Lokpal. First prize was awarded to Sirisha (Class X11); second prize to Samantha Kiran (Class X) while Zaheera Zafar won the third prize.
Pandu Reddy, Finance Officer who is also the Chief Vigilance Officer, UoH gave a brief on the Vigilance Awareness. E Haribabu, Pro Vice-Chancellor; C.P. Mohan Kumar, Registrar and students participated in the programme.