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Value-based edn must to end corruption: Katyayani

Value-based edn must to end corruption: Katyayani
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Imparting value based education and introduction of new syllabi related to values at the school and college level would address the issue of...

Warangal: Imparting value based education and introduction of new syllabi related to values at the school and college level would address the issue of corruption in the country, said Kendra Sahitya Akademi award winner and Kakatiya University Professor Katyayani Vidmahe.

She expressed serious concern over the ill-effects of corruption on the society. “As the corrupt practices are spreading at administrative and political-level, the country was weakening and the people were bearing the brunt,” she added. Prof Katyayani was addressing a gathering of students at a workshop on ‘Anti-corruption measures - Right to Public Services Act’ held at University Arts and Science College in Hanamkonda. The workshop was organised by Lok Satta Udyama Samstha.

She said that there was a sharp decline in the moral standards in the society. The citizens should act wisely and question the rampant practice of corruption at government offices. Maintaining silence by public towards such immoral practices would also be deemed as a crime, she observed while referring to epic the Mahabharata.

Lok Satta advisor Parcha Kodandarama Rao opined that ending corruption would not be possible with mere discussions but sincere and concrete plan of action is a must. Independent Lokayukta institution and ACB courts at district-level should be established.Besides that, a legislation authorising annexation of illegally earned assets should be enacted.

Right to Public Services Act should be brought into implementation on the lines of Right to Education Act and National Food Security Act, he said. Kodandarama Rao informed that Lok Satta organised several programmes to create awareness on corruption among the youth. As part of the initiative, series of lectures were conducted between December 11 and 17.

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