During more than six decades of Independence, we Indians faced numerous problems like poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, unemployment, slow industrialization, poor health and hygiene and of course corruption. But as a matter of fact, corruption is the oldest disease prevalent in human society as a whole. It is evident from historic documents that right from second urbanisation (Mauryan Empire) up to Indian independence in 1947, there have been people like Dhananada, Jaichand, Ibrahim Lodi, Mir Qasim and many more whose stories highlight the role of corruption as a means to fortify the empire of an invader.
The net worth that can be understood as conclusion is corruption and humans are two faces of the same coin. Demand for Lokpal, protests at Jantar Mantar, mobilising anti-corruption movement through sms or e-mail - all such methods can only create a furore or even more bring the message that 'I am not alone', but unfortunately they can't curb corruption.
Due to globalization, the luxuries once thought to be a matter of status in our society have become household items and seeing a neighbour possessing these things, everyone wants to own them – giving rise to corruption.So to say that corruption is just an element of society. Hence anti-corruption drive should start at personal level and someone not from outside should give a call. It should be our deemed responsibility that we free ourselves from the corruption at mental level.
Let us not wait for Anna or Ramdev to remind us of doing away with corruption and why can't Krishna be our mentor in fighting the menace of corruption?
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