Ministry of Communications
azadi ka amrit mahotsav g20-india-2023


Posted On: 29 OCT 2022 4:53PM by PIB Bengaluru

The Government of India observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year during the week in which the birth anniversary of our beloved Sardar Vallabhai Patel falls( 31st October).This year’s theme for Vigilance Awareness Week is “Corruption Free India for a Developed Nation.”

          In a week-long celebration from 31st October to 6th November, the O/o Controller of Communication Accounts Karnataka, Department of Telecom, Government of India is organising several events to foster an environment that instils a sense of integrity amongst the citizens of our country. The celebration of Vigilance Awareness Week is being kick-started with a Walkathon, with participation from officials of the Department of Telecom, Department of Posts, the Indian Army, several telecom PSUs and citizens of the country. Over 200 people would participate in the walkathon, which will commence with the Integrity Pledge, followed by outreach and awareness. 

The aim of this office is to mobilise a cross section of stakeholders to collectively participate though various awareness programmes, for which these multiple events have been planned during this period, including awareness programmes in 2 Gram Sabhas. The office is also conducting Telecom Outreach Programmes for telecom licensees to resolve their grievances.

To encourage children and young adults to think about the important social issue of a corruption free India, a painting competition is being organised for school children. Thousands of students are expected to participate in these programmes from several Public schools, Air Force schools and Army schools, as well as other private schools from various parts of Karnataka.  A webinar is planned for colleges, targeting graduating students of Engineering and other streams on the topical issue of Cyber Security and Vigilance.  

This multi-pronged approach to combat corruption is an endeavour by the Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India to ensure that preventive and participative vigilance measures are given a boost by involving various stakeholders and spreading awareness.


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