PM Modi to address valedictory function of Vigilance Awareness Week-2016

| Updated: Nov 07, 2016 13:17 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Valedictory Function of Vigilance Awareness Week-2016 here on Monday, where the theme for this year is "Public participation in Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption". The Central Vigilance Commission is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from October 31 to November 5 this year. The week is observed to generate awareness about the menace of corruption and aims to sensitize public about the consequences of corruption and the ways to eliminate it. The observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week commenced with pledge taking by public servants in the Ministries/Departments/Central Public Sector Enterprises/Public Sector Banks and all other Organizations on October 31 at 11.00 a.m. All organizations have conducted activities relevant to the theme both within their organization as well as for outreach for the public /citizens during the Vigilance Awareness Week. The commission has, this year, envisaged a concept of "Integrity Pledge" to enlist support and commitment of the citizens and organizations for upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, honesty and integrity. As such there are two integrity pledges, one for the citizens and the other for corporates/entities/firms etc. especially in the private sector. These pledges have been developed by NIC for the commission. The "Integrity Pledges" have been available as e-pledges from October 31 onwards and are accessed on the Commission's website or can also be accessed directly at https:// The citizens and organizations taking the integrity pledge are being provided with a certificate acknowledging and appreciating their commitment to the cause of anti-corruption. Within a few days of the launch of the integrity pledge, around four lakh citizens and 15,000 organisations have taken the pledge. The ministries / organizations have also conducted various activities such as lectures, panel discussions, debates, quiz, essay writing, slogans and poster competitions on moral values, ethics, good governance practices etc. for inculcating greater awareness on corruption and anti-corruption measures in colleges and schools including professional colleges/institutions across the country. Activities in schools / colleges across the country in over 500 cities / towns during the week have reached out to several lakh students /youth. (ANI)