Monday, 2 May 2011

Role of youth in fight against corruption .......

Dear Friends,

Corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law. It leads to violations of human rights. It erodes public trust in government. It can even kill—for example, when corrupt officials allow medicines to be tampered with, or when they accept bribes that enable terrorist acts to take place. It has adverse effects on the delivery of basic social services. It has a particularly harmful impact on the poor. Corruption could be most efficitively fought either by strengthening media and by enabling main-stream youth to take part in drive against corruption. Here , i will be focusing, basically on role of youth in fight against corruption.

First and foremost Youth should Vote out corrupt officials. Voting and getting in credible leaders will improve the the governance system from top. Youth should Organize for the dissemination of civic education on corruption , Act responsibly with integrity and not engage in corruption. It has been rightly said “how are you going to change the world if you can’t change youself . Youth should engage in work to be able to earn a living and become self reliant on their hard earned sweat instead of dreaming of making money by reaching to post which provide ample opportunity to make black money.

Youth drives should be encouraged. These drives and initiatives give youth a voice in speaking against corruption. Young people should unite against corruption ,Seek to understand it and guard each other against them .Youth are good exposure to Internet, and media. They can question tge authority using “right to information ” . you might be surprised to know that Government of India has an online Grievance forum at . You can use this tool to highlight the problems faced while dealing with Government officials or departments like Passport Office, Electricity board, BSNL/MTNL, Railways etc.

Youth should be energetic and creative to mobilize and sensitize the general public. They could Enlighten the community on corruption through theatre and other means like add campaign. .Youth could be role models to the young and try try to change the thinking of the older generation. We have Indian-idol for singing ability , we have best dance partner , why can’t we have a youth model against corruption .Every youth should say no to corruption .

Youth must be involved in both the formulation and implementation of policy against corruption. Every the top institution like IITs, IIMs or schools have got every sort of club like quiz club, debate club , sport club , robotics club but you will hardly find an anti corruption club . so , what i suggest is that Anticorruption clubs should be formed in every learning institutions. There is an organization which is driving youth energy to fight against corruption under name “jagoo re “. I am sure you misght have seen it advertisement in television with tag line “ye khate hain kyun ki hum inhe khilate hai “. So youth should neither give or nor receive bribes.
Before i leave this stage (or you shift to next post , incase you have been reading it on a Blog ) , i have one last message for our youth – “Be aggressive, have courage to fight corruption. ” we can and we will make a better india , a nation free of corruption .

              Thank you.