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​SAC organizes panel discussion on ‘The Fight against Corruption’

Mangaluru: The Department of Political Science of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) organised a panel discussion on ‘The Fight against Corruption’ on Friday from 2:50 pm to 4:30 pm at the Katte Stage.

Lt Col. John Noel Serrao, Officer-in-Charge ECHS, Mangaluru, who was present for the discussion, spoke about corruption as a ‘misuse of public power for personal gain’ and that it adversely affected all aspects of the society such as the government, education system, morality as well as defense forces. He also said that corruption was preventing our country from becoming a progressive nation.

Vidya Dinker, social activist and National Vice President of Indian Social Action Forum urged to deal with corruption by questioning society’s conventions. She also stated that there was a need to build up courage to continue to question authority.

Dr Edmund Fernandes, CEO, Center for Health and Development, Mangaluru, questioned which society was the most intolerable ever. He said, “The most intolerable thing is intellectual indifference and we need to challenge the credentials of a society as corruption cannot be eradicated overnight since it did not develop overnight as well.”

Dr Suresh Poojary, Director, Post Graduate Centre for Commerce, SAC, Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Dean, Faculty of Arts, SAC and Jenice Goveas, Faculty of Chemistry, SAC were also members of the panel for this discussion.

Dr Rose Veera D’Souza, HOD, Political Science, Rev. Fr Francis D Almeida SJ and Dr Veronica Judith Carlo, Vice Principal of the Administrative Block were also present for the discussion. The discussion concluded with an interactive session between the panelists and the audience.

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