RANGPUR Government officials and anti-corruption
activists today stressed on raising unequivocal and collective voice against
corruption in the spirit of the War of Liberation to build a corruption-free
They expressed the view at a post-rally discussion held at Town Hall
auditorium here in observance of the International Anti Corruption Day-2019.
The district administration jointly with District Combined Office of
Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), District Corruption Prevention Committee
(CPC), Sochetan Nagorik Samaj and TIB organised programmes marking the day.
The programmes, including taking oath against corruption by officials,
citizens and schools students, rally, different competitions and mass
signature campaign against corruption, prize distribution and cultural
Government officials, teachers, students, members of District CPC and
school level Integrity Units and its Advisory Council Members and civil
society members attended the programmes.
Earlier, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-General) Syed Enamul Kabir
with other officials and anti-corruption activists formally inaugurated
observance of the day by releasing balloons.
With President of District CPC Shushanto Kumar Khan in the chair, ADC
Syed Enamul Kabir addressed the discussion as the chief guest.
Deputy Director of District Combined Office Sheikh Mesbah Uddin
delivered the welcome speech.
Moderated by General Secretary of District CPC Akbar Hossain, Divisional
Director of ACC Abdul Karim, President of district Awami League Mamtaz Uddin
Ahmed, Senior District Information Officer Humayun Kobir, among others,
addressed the discussion.
The chief guest called for mobilising all social forces against
corruption and educating young students on the values of honesty for building
a corruption free society.
The extent of corruption has started reducing as a result of the
growing anti-corruption sentiment among common people in the process of
building a corruption free society and a developed Bangladesh, he added.
Welcoming the 'purification drive' against corruption, other speakers
stressed on active participation of common people to prevent corruption
through stopping misuse of power and public money by a fewer section of
government service-holders and others.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)