Role of youths deemed imperative in eliminating corruption

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POKHARA — The significance of the role of youths for eliminating corruption has been deemed as imperative at a student orientation programme held in Pokhara jointly by Centre for Media Freedom and SODEC Nepal.

The participants noted that corruption was wreaking havoc in the Nepali society and called for eliminating it from the society.

On the occasion, senior journalist, Ram Krishna Regmi, said Nepal was included in the list of corrupt countries due to its failure to maintain good governance. He stressed on need on part of the students and youths to rise to end it.

Regmi said accountability, transparency, rule of law and responsibility are some of the methods through which corruption can be downgraded.

Senior journalist, Dhurba Hari Adhikari, said good governance was possible only if efforts were launched to control corruption from the lower levels of the society.

Journalist, Rajendra Phuyal, stressed on need for developing school curriculum that helps in upholding good governance in the society. He said the trend for institutional corruption was courting the difficulties.

Centre’s Founding member and journalist, Bimal Gautam, shared that during the orientation programmes held at Kaski’s different colleges since Wednesday students of Grade XI and XII including the Bachelor’s level students were being informed on the methods used in containing and minimizing corruption.

On the occasion, Freedom Forum’s Chairman, Taranath Dahal, said such kind of orientation programme will help raise awareness among the people against corruption.

Project’s Director, Dr Piyush Mishra, said four hundred students from Pardi Higher Secondary School, Chorepatan Higher Secondary School and Janapriya Multiple Campus were oriented on the corruption related issues.

The orientation programme will be held at Gupteshwor Mahadev Multiple Campus at Chorepatan and Ramkot Higher Secondary School at Rupa rural municipality today. RSS