Many feel that Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has failed in fighting corruption in India. This year, CVC as a part of VAW activity, has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to observe the week by focusing on a theme of 'Transparency in Public Procurement' across its affiliated schools.
According to CVC, corruption has become a national evil with its roots spread throughout the system and is affecting all walks of life. Accordingly, CVC has felt that there was a need to bring transparency in public procurement and proper dealing of corruption prevailing in it by sensitizing students about this core issue.
CBSE has discharged its duty by sending a circular to its schools instructing them to hold activities like poster-making, essay writing competitions, organising lectures, holding debates and organising seminars.
But, many parents and senior students, this CJ contacted, felt that they are fed up ritualistic observances of such awareness days and weeks forced onto them through orders and instructions. "Everything has become so facile and superficial through rallies, posters, competitions and lip-service when a corrupt system asks us to create awareness about corruption," retorted an outspoken student.
Some educators also feel that circulars, instructions, orders and preaching are anti-education activity and various social and governance issues should be linked with the curriculum of social sciences.