Corruption may have slid down the list of subjects that is grabbing the attention of the country, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday chose to bring it up again and he did this in a very interesting, even ‘different’, manner. Speaking at the Valedictory Function of Vigilance Awareness Week-2016 today, Modi said, “People who do corruption are very creative… politicians are considered as the most corrupt people in the world.”.
Addressing the gathering Modi said, “Politicians are considered as the most corrupt people in the world; this mindset deters common man from believing in us. The state has to be policy driven. Things can’t depend on the whims and fancies of individuals.”
Challenging people’s mindsets he said, “People who do corruption are very creative. It is therefore necessary for us to be remain alert all the time. Corruption is not something we can have in our system.” Endorsing his initiative ‘Digital India’ he said, “Technology has major role to bring in transparency.”
The Central Vigilance Commission is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from October 31 to November 5 this year.
The week is observed to generate awareness about the menace of corruption and aims to sensitize public about the consequences of corruption and the ways to eliminate it.