The Role of children in curbing corruption in public life

Corruption has become the biggest bane of Indian society. Despite the vows of every successive government to end this evil, nothing has been achieved so far. What our great elders and national leaders have failed to achieve, can perhaps be done by little school-going children. It was amply demonstrated by their resolve not to use crackers and other fireworks on the occasion of Deepawali. While appeals to vehicle-owners to reduce pollution have never worked, the tiny tots have shown the way. They have also effectively registered their protest against the child labour in the cracker industry.
If little children can do all this, they can also help to fight evil of corruption in our country. The biggest of these evils is the evil of black marketing which is the mother of most other evils. They can fight it the way they did in the case of crackers and child labour. They can make their parents resolve that they will never indulge in corruption.
I think children can prove the most powerful weapons to put the wrongdoing elders to shame. This is a weapon that can strike effectively without causing any hurt. With their pleasing and beaming protesting faces, they can kill this evil without killing the evil-doer.


Author: Anil Kumar Aitwal13 Mar 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

We must first learn to be honest and practise honesty before we can teach our children that 'Honesty is the best Policy.'

Author: Dr. Kapileshwar Choudhary14 Mar 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

What childern will do to root out the corruption if you can not do the same.In the past Honesty was the best policy but now it becomes the worst policy.For reaching the highest post you must be corrupt other wise next to impossible to reach there.At present you can not sight a single example who is on top position and not corrupt.

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