As part of the Vigilance Awareness Week being observed by the Central Vigilance Commission on the theme Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India) from October 27 to November 2, the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong took the Integrity Pledge today in front of the university’s Administrative Block, permanent campus.
Leading the pledge-taking, Prof. S K Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, underlined the importance of the proverb ‘honesty is the best policy’.
“We should rededicate ourselves to the service of NEHU, to the region and the country with the most integrity, transparency, honesty and accountability,” Prof. Srivastava said adding that there should be zero tolerance to corruption.
The Central Vigilance Commission observes the Awareness Week during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (October 31) falls.
Similarly, the North Eastern Council as a part of its effort to promote integrity and to achieve a corruption free society is observing the Vigilance Awareness Week from October 27 to November 2.
A four-day long vigilance sensitisation programme commenced with integrity pledge on October 27 administered by Prof. B K Dutta, Member, NEC and was followed by seminar for sensitisation of officers and staff about the role of vigilance in the development of a nation and written quiz and poster making competition on the theme on October 28 and 29 respectively.
The awareness week will be concluded with the talk competition on the theme and the felicitation programme for the competition winners on November 2.