Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Corruption is today a world-wide phenomenon. In our own country some people in high positions have been charged for it.

A corrupt person is termed immoral, dishonest and unprincipled in his dealings. His disregard for honesty, righteousness and truth results in his alienation from society. Corruption is the dangerous when crises everywhere threaten the very existence of the society and the faith in life is shaken. It has always been there like tie leech, but when the system grows weaker and the boat flounders, it gets bolder and drains its victims of the last drops of their blood.

Today, when India is free, these officials representing all government departments are very close to the most corrupt businessmen who are too dodgy to let any opportunity of build-up profits slip. This collusion broadens the base of the vicious circle and corruption spreads “like wild fire and surrounds the entire society.”

Is it possible to contain corruption in our society? Corruption is a cancer, which every Indian must strive to cure. Many new leaders when come into power declare their determination to eradicate corruption but soon they themselves become corrupt and start building up huge wealth.

There are many myths about corruption, which have to be exploded if we really wish to fight against it. Some of these myths are: Corruption is a way of life and nothing can be done about it unless people themselves wish to take strict measures against such activities.Mostly people from underdeveloped or developing countries are prone to corruption. We will have to guard against all these crude myths while planning measures to fight corruption.

There are the local beat constables who take free lunches, and the more senior police officers who can cause problems with opening hours. A person who requires driving license on an urgent basis has to bribe the official incharged(if required). Getting an appointment with a competent public doctor costs a substantial amount. And then there are the traffic police. Though a string of major corruption scandals such as the telecoms licence scam that cost the country huge amount, and the alleged fraud surrounding the high-profile Commonwealth Games in Delhi, has fuelled some of the fury, it is the grinding daily routine of petty corruption that is at the root.So the question arises that have we to pay all our life ,and for what? For things that should be free.

The most high profile cases have already damaged the nation's image sufficiently to slow economic growth. Also the huge sums of "black money" have been illegally stashed by wealthy Indians in overseas assets and bank accounts. The return of these funds could pay for "Oxford-like universities", borders stronger than "the China wall" and roads "like in Paris".

India will be great, with its traditions, its culture. But we have to beat corruption.

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