THE ROLE OF YOUTH TOWARDS CORRUPTION FREE SOCIETY
Corruption takes birth in a society when its citizens fail to believe that the nation is a common property of all its citizens and the generation yet to come. Every situation, where you leave truth, you are giving birth to corruption, no matter how simple or how complicated is the matter. If so, you and I would have been corrupt at least once over the time.
Consider any segment or sector of our society. Be it education, health, politics, legal, media, economical, social, business, anything. You will find the dark marks of corruption everywhere. Education has become a money making business, where it has become a right of the rich. Number of self financing institutes increase day by day. Where will the poor go? The prices of the necessary drugs have gone up and the money allotted for basic health facilities not properly utilized. The result is ill health. Where did the money go then? If you have money, you can win any election here. The influence of money and muscle power, perpetual succession, everything has influenced our democracy so much. Any criminal can win his case if he has money. People have started losing the faith in democracy. You can create news if you have money. Media has, to an extent lost its sense and has become sensational. Inflation affects only the middle class and levels that come under. Our businesses have forgotten the meaning of corporate social responsibility to an extent. These are all in fact, true condition of our society. And this is why our economy is addressed as corrupt.
Since, birth the causes for a man to become corrupt are plenty, starting from the very influence of the family and circumstances that bought him up to the enmity towards his own nation. The red- tapism and limitations of the legal framework within the country are some other major reasons that have resulted to corruption in large numbers.
The nation belongs to its youth. They are the makers of tomorrow. What they do today will reflect in the society tomorrow. To live in a society, that is corruption free, we need people with quality, of mind and thoughts. If those people come forward to build a strong nation, our dream of a corruption free society is never far away.
A country like India, where a majority of its population is the youth (more than 60%), there are a lot these huge proportion, including me could contribute to my nation. It is the same for any other country, whatever the proportion of youth is.
Corruption is one of the greatest evil that shakes the backbone of any society. More than a matter of need, corruption has become a subculture, a common practice, a necessary evil. Faced with this trouble people have grown used to it, it is part of everyday life. If this evil is eradicated from the society, the greatest threat to development is over. Youth of India can do a great deal in this matter but we must be careful so that they do not take up misguide ideals and ideas because it is going to have the opposite effect. The main problem of the youth in India is that they are not a part of the society in its full sense they come under parents, and are guided by parties, and age old ideas that has no relevance in today’s IT age.
They must fearlessly take up politics, to give new dimensions to it, give sense to it and must provide what the society really needs. Law must ensure protection and rights to its citizens who believe in it. People who believe in the purity of knowledge and the importance of education must take up the responsibility of providing knowledge to the young minds. They must be able to teach the values of life. Every profession comes with an ethics and the youth must not only be able to keep up the ethics, but also influence the society to build a life oriented towards values and ethics. They must be able to uphold and bring truth to the people through media. They must be able to apply sense and act wise. They must be courageous to stand for truth, raise their voice against injustice. The youth must strive to reach top positions who can then frame policies for the nation which would bring in development and prosperity, truth and justice, thereby a corruption free society.
The youth must be able to read the pulse of their nation. They must build a sense of patriotism towards their nation.
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Corruption is silently eating into the vitals of our nation like termite. Bit by bit, it is denting our dignity and compromising our soul. Not only does it affect individuals like you and me but alarmingly it affects our nation as a whole. Imagine our nation slowly transforming into a nation of scoundrels and imbeciles. The odds, that next person you meet on the street, having either asked for or having paid a bribe, are getting higher by the day. All this exhibits a problem that is not going anywhere soon and mocks the high moral ground that we aspire to occupy in the international arena. Corruption has afflicted all the organs of our society including the polity, bureaucracy, judiciary, police, businessmen, and even public at large.
It has rendered our governance apparatus hollow and ineffective. Countless efforts to combat corruption have not made any significant dent into this hydra headed monster. It simply keeps growing bigger & bigger, consuming new and old alike. Things have come to such a pass that it is much more difficult for an honest person to survive in the system while the dishonest are clearly made to feel at home. Such a system forces even fresh recruit to quickly fall in line and creates a vicious circle that promotes corruption. So how do we break this vicious circle? This forum aspires not just to discuss & vent pent up anger. It also aims to become a means for gauging the level of Corruption in society. One of the primary reasons for Corruption to flourish is the utter secrecy associated with it. Everyone knows it is there but no one talks about it. Lets start talking about it, right here.