March against corruption on March 26

March against corruption on March 26

Dubbed as Dandi March-II, a rally against corruption, will be taken out on March 26, the day when Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi against the British Raj had culminated way back in 1930. The rally is a part of the global movement by the non-resident Indians (NRIs) to weed out corruption from India.

The rally will begin from the Sirsi Circle at 8 am and will culminate at Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG Road at 11 am, Anupama Sharma, one of the organisers of the event said.

"We have to wage a war against corruption with a motto- It's now or never. Quality of services and products have gone down drastically due to corruption. It's time to wake up," said Sharma.

One of the objectives of the rally is to press the Union government to pass Lok Pal Bill, pending for the last many years, she added.

She said, the idea of taking out a march against corruption was first thought by the NRIs living in America. They started a 240-mile walk from San Diego, which would conclude at San Francisco on March 26.

At least 1,400 people have extended their support and 150 people have pledged to attend the rally, she said. The group is present on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.