Raise voice against corruption: Hegde to youth

Raise voice against corruption: Hegde to youth

Golden jubilee of Madapura D Chennappa PU College

Corruption has affected development of the country. The youth should raise their voice against corruption, said former Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde.

Speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of Madapura D Chennappa PU College recently, he said the 2G Spectrum scam, Commonwealth Games, mines scam, Krishna Godavari project scams have put the country in a bad light. The youth should wake up and bring changes in the society. The youth should develop questioning attitude, he said.

“The citizens should outcast corrupt persons from the society, to put a check on corruption.

If corruption continues at this pace, future generations will be at trouble,” he added.
Hegde said the government has been releasing crores of rupees for welfare of the people.

However, the funds are not reaching the beneficiaries. Why has the country failed to develop despite releasing crores for development work? he asked.

There are lakhs of villages which still do not have drinking water facility, toilets, and teachers for schools.

The comptroller and auditor general (CAG) report states that there was no account for Rs 51,000 crore released for eight rural development projects, he said.

Interaction

The students raised several questions with the former Lokayukta. To a question on corruption, he said “corruption cannot be checked all of a sudden. However, it can be controlled in a phased manner.”

Former minister B A Jeevijaya presided over the function. D Chennamma Old Students Association president M B Bopanna, seniors M G Bopanna, Leela Basappa and others were present.

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