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India Need More Anna Hazare to Control Corruption


‘62% Indians had first-hand practice of paying bribes ’

I saw the figure for the first time during Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement. Indian youth and corporate people had made an effective online campaign for world’s most successful event, in recent days. Huge numbers of active people, online and offline raised their voice. Yes! It was a too much healthy incident for the ‘world’s largest democratic country’.

We did it!

Mass active people, less important political impacts!

India did it! ……

A large number of Indians were a part of the campaign, and maybe it was unfortunately delayed but an inspirable event for India.

Corruption is a practice of work done through illegal process.

From the first day, it had been a part of our society and nurtured many times by corrupted people in the history. We were conscious of the facts and the bad impacts of corruption. Maybe the repetition of same crime again and again in the timeline of our country, forced us to believe that, like poverty and illiteracy; corruption is a part of our social life. An Indian person grows up, experiencing a corrupted traffic police at a check-point, visiting a doctor in private practice chamber!

All of us know the dealer of ration products, sales one-third of the allotted grains to a local shop, and the shopkeeper who purchase and resell it.

It has been discussed and concluded that awareness should be on everyone across the country against corruption. FMCG companies are proved successful to reach any rural part of An estimated 18-20% of villagers (Where 55% people use at least one HUL product regularly) knows about Anna and 10% can initiate a discussion about Anna Hazare and ‘the anti-corruption movement’.  This campaign was unable to reach them by TV-News channels, Reality shows, and Internet media. Word of Mouth! This traditional and most effective medium also unable to reach these villagers! How this issue can be solved by this type of poor reach? So, don’t think, these media are the only way to reach rural India. Maximum young people in India don’t mind to get corrupted or to bribe someone at a small level. How such a large nation can control corruption?

Few Ways I’d like to focus on,

Two-front model: There will be only two political parties, Like USA. It will always reduce the political corruption level. When there is a third party, the society normally gets corrupted.

Constitutional modification: So the constitution should be modified in a way. Maybe it is changing day by day, or we are changing the interpretation. But the process should be fast, we Indians are adopted with our frequently changing buying behavior. We had adjusted with changes in petrol price. We can adjust with few political changes. Politics! It can reach you easily!

Whistle Blower: Provide us an effective set of channels to blow the whistle on time. Online is not the solution.

Law should be changed! Protesters will be encouraged, when they can feel Govt. is taking prompt action regarding their demand!

Media: I can remember a line of my childhood. I read on a wall of our Panchayet office, “Dadu-nati bhai bhai/ Eksathe pathsala jai” (Enjoying school days with my grandson), a symbol of an old Govt. initiative ‘mission literacy’. The line was successfully placed and reached the root of our society. If postman can reach these people, if HUL can do it, Media definitely can. Govt. should be open to facing the music of mass. Theatres and local movies, please shout in the name of a corruption free India.

I feel ashamed, when I find many rural people least bothered about the country, in fact, they don’t have a clear idea, about the map of India. Gram-Panchayat , Govt. Servants and political parties are their Government. What more you expect from just one Anna?

India needs more Anna Hazare, just to educate people about corruption, in a proper way.

The only and only way to stop this corruption today is to de-root the issue by a psychological, mental & spiritual growth of people. Make the life meaningful for them as there is no such corruption measures and solution for this problem.

Another day will come when a new group of people will claim for justice against some old social and constitutional drawbacks. Today’s school goers are affected internally by this Anna Hazare movement as they have seen the naked facts of corruption. They will come up with a strong base like us. Next movement will be a bigger success. This is the only way to get recovered from such traditional negative practices. The more we will know, the more we can control corruption.


14 responses to “India Need More Anna Hazare to Control Corruption

  1. Bharati March 3, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    duniyan murkhon se bhaari hui hain
    yahan kuch anna aa bhi jayen to koi fark nhi padega
    10 murkho ke aage 1 samajhdaar hi murkh ban jata hai


    • Vini March 3, 2013 at 9:52 p03

      I agree wid u…totally….


    • pinaki pratihar March 4, 2013 at 9:52 p03

      Great Mind Thinks alike..


  2. piyush March 3, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    Absolutely right! We must need more ” Anna” to keep our country corruption-free.


  3. Alok Ravi March 3, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    We can surely Use RTI Act to avoid adding toppins to corruption. Corruption may not be up-rooted completely but atleast we should avoid to become part of it.

    Great content and very well composed blog Mr. Pinaki .


    • pinaki pratihar March 4, 2013 at 9:52 p03

      Thanks Mr. Alok.
      Awareness is the ultimate solution. No doubt. The matter is how the awareness can be created.


  4. shubhajit March 3, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    yaa……i agree with this block……we shoud take iniciative by ourselves to demolish the corruption …..we start it from our own place and then gradually in bigger scenario….


  5. Monodeep Basu Roy March 3, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    Firstly I would like to congratulate Mr.Pinkai for this well organised blog.Good job Mr.Pinaki..go ahead we all will be wd u….and secondly let me clear all of you that not only Mr Hazare but we all need to focus on whats going wrong in our country and fight against it untill our country become a corruption free country…our ministers should understand that the money they r getting as monthly income that is for us….we pay tax and thats why they r getting salary soo they should serve well for the country to make it corruption free.


  6. Angshook Biswas March 3, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    Definitely great content Pinaki and thanks for taking up this issue.India being a very young country have a huge scope of improvement in this matter.Its needless to say that its a self created suffering we are a part of today and if any change has to happen it has to start with us .Every bit of our contribution against corruption can bring in a hell lot of a difference in the current situation.I was just going through another article where I learnt that by a recent survey conducted by Transparency International known as Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) placed India at 94th rank out of 176 nations (Dec 2012).New Zealand, Denmark, Finland and Sweden have been consistently ranked at the top of the Corruption Perceptions Index and are perceived to be the least corrupt of all the countries surveyed(Courtesy : Transparency International) . Pretty interesting to know what works for these countries.I am sharing the link here (


    • pinaki pratihar March 4, 2013 at 9:52 p03

      India has a huge scope, because we did a little for this issue!
      Informative link, and inputs. Thanks for sharing Angshook.


  7. Anindya Mukherjee March 3, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    you want more educated people and awareness, Say 40% of us are educated let us take the development on our hand clean our surroundings,Encourage small scale industries, plant trees and we can do a lot. small scale farming and export,


  8. Sreejita March 4, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    A very well written,informative blog. I guess this is the best blog of you till now.


    • pinaki pratihar March 4, 2013 at 9:52 p03

      Thanks Sreejita for being such a nice follower.


  9. Jagriti Baranwal March 5, 2013 at 9:52 p03

    The hands who were raising against government policies and corruption, had experience of bribing. I do agree with the thought that we need more Anna to make the country corruption free but what about the small small contribution we are giving to corruption every day. Just to save 2-3 rupee a day, we do not take tickets in buses, We park our cars and bike anywhere, we smoke any where and get escaped by offering a can of beer to police. Its not important , how many Annas are there in the country, its important if Anna is their in our heart, in our deed and our belief.


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