Saturday, September 4, 2010

5th Pillar campaigns against corruption at SSN Engineering College, Chennai

In the “Freedom from Corruption” campaign organized by 5th Pillar, at SSN Engineering college, Chennai on 24th August, 2010,  Mr. Vijay Anand, President of 5th Pillar spoke about the importance of containing Corruption to establish ourselves as a super power. He emphasized that we have all the resources to elevate ourselves from the strata of third world country to a powerful nation , if we can stop the efflux of money to the offshore accounts. He stressed the importance of eradicating corruption, which if not contained would spread as cancer and will destroy the social fabric of our nation. Ways of combating corruption by filing RTI petition and handing the Zero Rupee Note to the demanding official was explained as success. Examples of success achieved by distributing the Zero Rupee Note cemented the ideology. He explained how each student can contribute by getting adept at filing RTI petitions which will facilitate their immediate surrounding. Students asked questions of different situations and Mr. Anand explained how each situation can be best handled. Zero Rupee Note was distributed to all the students who took a pledge to neither accept nor give bribe. They were very eager to form the student chapter of 5th Pillar called the SAC (Students against Corruption) in their Institution.
Click on the below link to watch the presentation of Mr. Vijay Anand.
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