Webinar on Vigilant India – Prosperous India held by SCR as part of Observing the Vigilance Awareness Week
“Vigilance awareness Week – 2020” is being observed by South Central Railway from 27th October to 2nd November, 2020. on this occasion, a Webinar on “Vigilant India, Prosperous India” was held today i.e., 27th October, 2020 in which Officers and staff participated in large scale across the Zone.
Shri Swami Bodhamayananda, Director, Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad was the Chief Guest, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayana, General Secretary – Founder for Democratic Reforms & Founder – “Loksatta” and Prof. M. Sridhar Acharyulu, Acting Dean, School of Law, Bennett University were the Guests of Honour. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central presided over the program. Shri B.B. Singh, Additional General Manager and Ms. Chandrima Roy, Senior Deputy General Manager & Chief Vigilance Officer, SCR also participated.
Speaking on the occasion, Swami Bodhamayananda stated that the society is passing through unprecedented transition, the Covid19 pandemic situation is affecting the every field of life, it has changed the work culture also. Listen to good things, speak what is good and do what is useful and make our life fruitful, peaceful and meaningful. He opined that the society requires personalities like light houses to guide the youth and people in right direction. Time has come for human excellence and to become great instruments of change. The concept of Vigilant India –prosperous India has been there in our ancient scriptures as well as ancient culture also, but the real challenge is Prosperity within a human being. He delivered a discourse on Indian value system and its impact on morality.
Dr. Jayaprakash Narayana emphasized on the importance of practical measures to be taken for eradication of the corruption. He appreciated the implementation of reforms by using information technology and arresting the corruption to serve to people better. Introduction of Computerized ticket booking has paved way for the transparency and facilitated all the passengers. He stated that corruptions undermines productivity, it does not provide us a level playing field. Institutional mechanisms need to be developed to eradicate corruption in society. In Common social perception corruption is growing but factually corruption is on decline, Monopoly leads to corruption and transparency will arrest the corruption, he stated.
Prof. M.Sridhar Acharyulu spoke on the importance of Indian Culture and Value system in shaping the conduct of citizens. He stated that Indians are influenced by Six Vedas in their life, apart from four ancient Vedas, Mahabharat is considered as Panchama Veda and the sixth Veda is Indian Constitution.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager quoting the Father of the Nation, stated that mother earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. Efforts cannot be successful without active participation of one and all, the object of celebrating this week long vigilance awareness week is to bring awareness among the staff to curb the corruption. The emphasis should be on system improvements rather than punishing employees. If Transparency and Accountability is improved with the implementation of technological advancements, we can eliminate corruption in developing societies. In this direction SCR is in the forefront of implementing the e-office, and e-tendering modules etc., He also elaborated on the positive attitude towards work, individual responsibility and maintaining integrity in day to day life. The General Manger also detailed on various checks/complaint investigations carried out by the department and the recoveries made.
The Chief Guest and other dignitaries released “ANIMISHA” a Vigilance Bulletin of South Central Railway brought out on the occasion and the digital copy of the Bulletin was posted on the SCR website. Shri Gajanan Mallya announced the awards to the prize winners in painting and elocution competitions. Ms. Chandrima Roy, Sr. Deputy General Manager & CVO of South Central Railway presented welcome address and gave an account of the activities of the Vigilance department during the year and stressed upon good practices and commitment towards integrity to keep away from corruption.
Vigilance Awareness Day pledge administered:
A Pledge was administered by Sri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager at the Zonal headquarters today i.e., on 27th October, 2020 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad and by the respective heads at other offices across the zone.