Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle (Punjab) organised a state level seminar on ‘Role of Youth to Eradicate Corruption’ in collaboration with Lala Hans Raj Memorial College of Education, Moga. Dr. Khushwinder Kumar, Principal BCM College of Education, Ludhiana was the chief guest of the seminar. Besides him, Dr. Ashwani Bhalla ( SCD Govt. College, Ludhiana), Dr. Surinder Mand (Govt. College, Talwara), Dr. Satnam Singh Jassal (Punjabi University Regional Centre, Bathinda), Dr. Anoop Vats (D.A.V College, Jalandhar), Dr. Harpreet Kaur Vohra (Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana), Prof. Vinay Sofat (Swami Vivekanand Study Circle, Punjab), Prof. Vikas (D.A.N College of Education, Nawanshahr), Dr. Ravinder Kumar (State Coordinator, RGSC Punjab)and Dr. M.L.Jaidka (Distt. Coordinator, RGSC) were present in the seminar .
First of all, organizing secretary of the seminar Ms. Monika Verma delivered a welcome speech and introduced the dignitaries to the audience. College management and staff presented the bouquet to the guests and resource persons. Chief guest Dr. Khushwinder Kumar imparted important and vast knowledge about the topic. He stressed that corruption arises only when we try to satisfy our lust/greed instead of our necessity. He further added that misuse of power /authority is a dangerous corruption. Dr. Khushwinder kumar said that corruption is at two levels- micro which is clearly visible to all and which occurs at lower level and second one is-macro which occurs at higher levels.
Dr Ashwani Bhalla well played the role of stage secretary. He said that a common man is responsible for corruption. Role of youths is more important. They will have to be alert about the downfalls coming in their life styles. He suggested that to impart good values among children, joint families can play a better role than nuclear families.
Presenting his views, Dr. Anoop Vats shared that UNO has declared India as most young state. He said that to eradicate corruption, we have to be strong internally so that no evil can enter in our mind.
Prof. Satnam Singh concluded his speech that we have to improve our system but it cannot be improved with the efforts of a single person, there should be joint effort for revolution.
Prof. Harpreet Kaur Vohra said that alongwith the inculcation of good values we have to give freedom to our children so that they can be able to differentiate right or wrong. All of us will have to arise curiosity in our minds, only then we can make the life easy for us and for our coming generations.
Dr. Surinder Mand motivated the youth to stand against corruption by saying that youth should play a leading role because due to corruption they have to face major problem either it may be at the time of admission in educational institution or at the time of their professional entry.
Dr. Vinay Sofat in his speech praised our revered Prime Minister Late Sh. Rajiv Gandhi that he was the first prime minister who tried to erase corruption from the country. He said that India has achieved many goals nationally and internationally but it is our bad luck that still in India, we cannot be able to make national character. He also threw light on the sayings of Swami Vivekananda who put stress on secularism, scarification, character building and nationalism.
Dr. M.L.Jaidka shared his views that we can eradicate corruption by public awareness and teachers can play a vital role in this noble cause.
Dr. Ravinder thanked all the resource persons and congratulated the host college for the successful organization of the seminar. He said that our dream of corruption free India can be made true with the positive role of youth. College chairman Sh. Rajan Aggarwal heartly thanked all the dignitaries who spared their precious time from their busy schedule. He also thanked Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle, Punjab and particularly Dr. Ravinder to choose Lala Hans Raj Memorial College of Education as host college for organizing a seminar on such an important issue..
In the end college chairman and staff presented mementos to the chief guest and resource persons as a token of love. The seminar was concluded with the National Anthem.