Kohima, October 28: Along with the rest of the country, the office of the Superintendent of Posts, Nagaland Division observed Vigilance Awareness Week 2019 under the theme “Integrity- A way of life” at Head Post Office, Kohima today.
Vigilance awareness week is being celebrated every year to generate awareness in the public at large about the ill effects of corruption and it coincides with the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, known to be a man of high integrity.
Superintendent of Posts, Nagaland Division, Lalramzauva in his brief address said the Central Vigilance Commission has been mandated under the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2005 to fight corruption and to ensure integrity in public administration.
“We, the Central Government employees under the aegis of Central Vigilance Commission, every year, observed Vigilance Awareness Week with different themes chosen by the CVC in pursuit of the vision of Govt. of India to make a new India by the year 2022 which is the 75th anniversary of our Independence,” he said.
Stating that corruption is an enemy No. 1 in India, he said “It is broadly defined a dishonest and unethical activity of a person or organization undertaken in the form of dishonesty or in criminal way entrusted with a position at authority often to acquire illicit benefit or abuse of entrusted power for ones private gain.”
There are different forms of corruption, he said, adding that “Everyone is very much aware that how corruption has ruined our society, administration, politics, economic development education, environment and so on.”
He said that it is imperative that the public must be sensitized and motivated, encouraged to collectively participate in the prevention, weeding out fighting against corruption.
Postmaster, Kohima Head Post Office, Kevilekho Angami administered integrity pledge on the occasion which was chaired by Kevikhrielie.
(Page News Service)