“Youngsters should take the initiative to reduce corruption”: Sri Somanatha Rao

Mysuru, October 6, 2021: “The youngsters should take the initiative to reduce corruption in the society,” opined Sri Somanath Rao, Senior Divisional Manager, the New India Assurance Company Limited, Divisional Office – 2, Mysuru.

He participated in the Vigilance Awareness Week – 2021, “Independent India @75: Self Reliance with Integrity”, organized by the JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Mysuru, in association with ‘The New India Assurance Company Limited,’ on November 11, 2021, as the chief guest. In his address, he said that corruption should be rooted out and opined that it is the duty of every student should know about the social responsibility and extermination of corruption. Every citizen should be aware of corruption. Literates should join hands to eliminate corruption from society. We should raise our voice against the widespread corruption, he added.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive, in his presidential address, observed that day-by-day corruption is increasing. “Corruption may be in any form. Injustice, rape, black marketing, bribery, kidnapping for ransom, and cheating cases all are forms of corruption. Irrespective caste, creed, and gender corruption is prevailing everywhere. It has become a form of social etiquette, resulting in the downfall of ethical values. The government has taken several measures to curb corruption by forming various agencies. The students should be aware of these agencies and strive to make our society free of corruption. The vigilant week is organized to create awareness among the people, and eliminate corruption which has become a social evil, he observed.

The students were administered an oath to fight against corruption. Cash prizes were distributed to the winners of the essay writing competition, organized by ‘The New India Assurance Company Limited. Girish Gowda B.R, II B.Sc. secured first place, Pruthvi Y.D., Shivaprasad N.N., and Kavya M.G., II M.Sc. student secured second, third, and fourth places respectively.

Dr. H.C. Honnappa, the Principal, welcomed the gathering. Sri Santhosh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kannada, delivered a vote of thanks.

Earlier, the program commenced with an invocation by Ms. M.S. Sushmitha. Dr. C.R. Madhusudan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kannada anchored the program.