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‘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.