And for a Friday after the International Anti-Corruption day on Wednesday 9th December, some thoughts….. some musings…..
Fighting Corruption has been included in the United Nations declared Millennium Development Goals. It has special significance this year due to COVID 19, when the worlds marginalised societies have suffered the most. Who can forget the heart-wrenching scenes of women and children walking along railway lines trying to get out of Mumbai. Transparency International has conducted a global survey and not surprising, India with 39% had one of the highest bribery rates. Its always the poor and vulnerable who are most susceptible to corruption, deprivation and extortion.
SEEGOS is a non-political, non-religious, not-for-profit Social Organisation fully Volunteering based, believing in the idea of a Pluralistic, Democratic and Corruption free India. No membership fees, no donations, only a commitment to fight corruption is needed from Volunteers. Also, being actively involved with Alliance for Integrity, PCGT, Bombay Chamber’s Governance Committee and a host of other organisations, am confident all of us together will combat this menace with better use of technology and social Media….. slowly but surely.
“Recover with Integrity” is the theme of this year’s Global Anti Corruption drive. Let us all support the initiative which will lead to the special session of the UN General Assembly in June 2021. Let’s participate the Active way, the Ethical way, the SEEGOS way.