Monday, July 19, 2010

Mr. Vijay Anand speaks at the Fifth Summer University for Democracy at Strasbourg, France

President of 5th Pillar Mr. Vijay Anand was invited as a guest speaker by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, for The Fifth Summer University for Democracy - “The Crisis of Leadership” conference held in Strasbourg, France from 28th June to 2nd July. He addressed a gathering of 650 participants from the Council of Europe network of 16 school of Political studies, as well as experts and guests from all over the world, on the topic of “ Civil Resistance and accountable governance: role of citizens in the fight against corruption and social and economic injustice democratization and democratic sustainability”. He elaborated on the operational strategies of 5th Pillar, and the ongoing field activities in curtailing corruption. The novice tool adopted by 5th Pillar, the Zero Rupee Note, irked the interest of all present, and many have requested to adopt the Zero currency in their respective country to empower their countrymen. As most of the participants attending the conference were from the political science background, their passion for good governance by way of transparency by curtailing corruption served as focal point of discussion.

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