IN THE PURSUIT OF ANTI-CORRUPTION: VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK
Nov 06, 2017 | Samikshya
To voice against corruption, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) celebrated Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW) from 30th October 2017 to 4th November 2017. This year, the theme was “My Vision- Corruption Free India”. The purpose of observing Vigilance Awareness Week is to educate the public at large about the corruption related practices and also educating them how to report about it. The Commonwealth was urged to take an integrity e-pledge by logging on to the CVC’s website. Also, Air India Vigilance department organized a Short Film contest on the current year’s theme "My Vision- Corruption Free India”.
At, NIT Rourkela too many activities were conducted to observe Vigilance Awareness week. On 31st October 2017, at 5:30 pm, at BBA, an eminent historian, Prof. Prabhat Mallick, was invited to render a talk on “Contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel towards unity amidst diversity”. The event was graced by the director of the institute, Prof. Animesh Biswas, President, SAC, Prof. Snehasis Chakraverty, and Dean Student Welfare, Prof. Simanchal Panigrahi. The campus SBI staffs were also gathered in the audience. The vigilance pledge was taken by all the present individuals. It was followed by an elocution competition among the NITians on the topic “My Vision- Corruption Free India”. The competition gathered a total of 14 participants. Each one of them presented their views and ideas on the topic and competed with each other. Animesh Pradhan was declared as the winner in the elocution competition.
In a nutshell, this was all that NIT Rourkela has put up to observe Vigilance Awareness Week and despite the busy and hectic schedule due to the lined up, biggest techno-management fest, INNOVISION, this novel endeavor was successful. This event served as a promising harbinger for a new corruption-free session at NIT Rourkela.