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Corruption free India: Focus should be on education not politicians who capitalize on criticism of others

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By Dr Kallol Guha

First time since 1947 some form of movement, initiated by AAP, is developing against rampant corruption which over the last 65 years has actually been protected, encouraged, and even integrated in the culture. During the sixties, Gulzarilal Nanda, the then Home Minister of India started “Sadachar Samity” as an effort to curb corruption. That the Samity miserably failed doesn’t need any special inquiry.

How a society operates and influences the world is largely determined by the quality of its human resources which is shaped through its education system. The current education system of India, which is primarily breeding Anglophonic species as imitation of American and British subculture is by no means the kind of human resource that pushes the nation forward. Sixty five years of conditioning of India’s human resource by Anglophonic education has multiplied corruption, institutionalized plunder, increased violence and threats of disintegration. No amount of foreign investment, or building of flyovers, or production of fancy movies and cricket will shape human resource.

Once Arvind Kejriwal commented during his 49 days rule- in response to a reporter’s argument that Congress Government of Delhi built number of flyovers and improved infrastructures- that he intends to improve the conditions of the schools and its quality of education. Improving the function of schools will insure building of hundreds of flyovers. I wonder whether politicians who capitalize on criticism of others, often make public appearances, understand the real significance of such a statement?

(The writer is the  President & CEO of Saint James School of Medicine in Illinois.)

 

  • Corruption is not an American or British influence on Indian society, had it been, then corruption in India would have remained at the top hierarchical levels like in the countries mentioned.

    We have had our share of corrupt officers throughout history, though the absence of the term ‘corruption’ doesnt label them such. All Jai Singhs, and the power hungry rajas who sided with the Brits against Indians were, apart from everything else, majorly corrupt.And the Brahmans of ancient India? they were noting but corrupt, right down to this living hour.

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
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The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)