Have ideas on how to fight corruption? Here’s a contest

Guwahati: Youth in the age group of 14 to 35 years have a chance to participate in an international anti-corruption campaign named “Together against Corruption” and the winners will be felicitated in Moscow, Russia. The proposal came during the BRICS Anti-corruption Working Group meeting held in January 2019 at Tokyo. The suggestion was mooted by the Russian Federation to organise an anti-corruption poster and video competition in which all BRICS countries would participate.

Accordingly, the event is being organised in India by the Department of Personnel & Training in association with the Central Vigilance Commission and Ministry of External Affairs on the contest theme “Together Against Corruption’’ through the active involvement of Chief Vigilance Officers as well as the Vigilance Study Circles(VSC). The Competition/Contest rules are available in the link http://anticorruption.life/en.

The contest is open to the nationals of the Inter-state Anti-Corruption Council and the BRICS countries aged from 14 to 35 years.  The contest will be held in two categories: The Best Poster and The Best Video. The goals of the contest are to encourage the younger generation to participate in corruption prevention, to develop and use social advertising against corruption, to foster interaction between society and prosecution authorities and other public authorities in anti-corruption education of the population. To take part in the contest, an applicant must prepare a poster and/or video on the topic “Together against Corruption” in accordance with the goals and objectives of the contest and must register a personal account on the official contest website http://anticorruption.life/en, and complete the registration and other formalities as specified. The International Jury for selecting the three top/prize winners of the contest would comprise of one representative from each participating country who will vote online.

The winners will be felicitated in an award ceremony to be held in Moscow on December 9. The travel/air expenses of the winners and accompanying persons shall be borne by the country that sends them. In India, the DoPT shall bear the travel expenses of the winning participants and accompanying officials. The expenses for the accommodation and meals of winners and accompanying persons during their stay in Moscow will be paid by the organiser. Airports Authority of India, North Eastern Region, with its administrative head as the regional executive director, AAI, is spreading the awareness about the contest by giving wide publicity through displaying banners, distributing pamphlets in the airports, in schools, colleges, professional institutions identified in Guwahati for the purpose, also in all other airports of North Eastern Region, in schools, colleges, professional institutions identified by respective Airport Directors of North Eastern Region airports and through the AAI Integrity Clubs of North Eastern Region.

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