9th December is the International Anti-Corruption Day and as India signed the UN Convention against corruption only a year back , 9-12-2006 was the first International Anti-Corruption Day India should have observed this day with all the seriousness it deserved.
This was a proper occasion for all like minded people to join together to fight corruption.At least we should plan from now itself to observe the Anti-Corruption Day on 9/12/07.
‘Aaj se khilana band Pilana Shuru’ will empower every ordinary Indian citizen to believe he can get his work done without having to pay a bribe. Tata tea launched an integrated campaign- ‘Khilana Band, Pilana Shuru’ in August this year with a promise to come back on Anti-Corruption Day and take the campaign to the next level. In concurrence with that promise, Tata Tea launched a Corruption
Index, a three- city study to bring out the perceptions of the citizens, across socio-economic classes, about corruption and its impact on the social and economic fibre of society in the nation. The movement leans towards sensitizing the youth against corruption. Sushant Dash, the Associate President of Marketing at Tata Tea said to the press, “tea is generally conceived as a wake up drink, but now it should be a cause towards social awakening, especially of the youth”.
On Global Anti- Corruption day, which falls on December 9, Tata Tea launched its website www.jaagore.com which was synonymous with voting applications last year. The re launched web portal which facilitates the flow of information and resources and resources between individuals/ groups/ organizations. It aims to bring together, onto a common platform, those who possess information and
resources and those who need them. The crux of the campaign was the Tata Tea Jaago Re Vrath Yatra- a 38-day bus journey across the country to connect with the youth and urge them to pledge against corruption. The Vrath Yatra, was flagged off by Justice Santosh Hegde, Lokayukta,...