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Role of media in fighting corruption commendable-Dr. Babu Sebastian
The role of media in unearthing and exposing corruption in public life is commendable, said Dr. Babu Sebastian, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University. He was delivering inaugural address at the Rubber Board office, Kottayam in connection with the observance of Vigilance Awareness Week. Now corruption also was commercialized. Even though there were sufficient laws to fight corruption, we failed to implement them, he added.
Political will-power was essential to eradicate corruption from society, said Dr. J. Prameela Devi, Member, Kerala Women’s Commission, who delivered the keynote address in the meeting. She also said that delay in delivering justice would promote corruption, and a governance strong enough to ensure that the laws are implemented would eradicate corruption from the country.
Sri. Viju Chacko (Secretary-in-charge & Finance Director, Rubber Board) presided over the function. Sri. Thomas Augustine, Vigilance Officer, Rubber Board welcomed the gathering and Sri. S.P. Ramesan, Assistant Vigilance Officer proposed a vote of thanks.
Programmes in connection with Vigilance Awareness Week in Board’s offices will be held from 26 to 31 October 2015, as directed by the Central Vigilance Commission. Elocution and debating competitions on the subjects related to ‘eradication of corruption’ will be conducted for students and Board’s employees.