Warangal: Jwala, an NGO that is working against corruption, paraded a ‘corrupt man’ with his head half tonsured and half moustache on a donkey through the thoroughfares of Hanamkonda on Thursday on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day.
The ‘corrupt man’ symbolises the corrupt officials and employees in government and government agencies. The procession was taken out from Thousand Pillar temple to Ambedkar Cross roads in the city. “We have been conducting several programmes to create awareness among people about the consequences of corruption. This attempt is aimed at discouraging government officials and others from taking bribes,” Founder and President of Jwala, Sunkari Prashanth said. The rally attracted the attention of passers-by, and the event was attended by a large number of youths and NCC cadets.
Prashant said there should be strict punishment for corrupt officials and employees as only severe punishment can work as deterrent for others. “It is a matter of regret that the Central and State governments did not organise any programme on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day,” the participants said.
“Anti-Corruption Day highlights the need for people to take a stand for integrity, promote justice and demand accountability,” said Burri Krishna Murthy and other members of Jwala. Buddhe Suresh, Keetha Raju, Sunkari Raju, Prakash, Lok Satta members Kamidi Satish Reddy, Chandrashekar and others attended the programme.
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