RWDC celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day jointly with FNJ Dang
December 9, 2021, Dang Ghorahi-15: Rural Women Development Center -RWDC or Gramin Mahila Utthan Kendra in collaboration with the Dang district chapter of Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) organized a one-day interaction program on “International Anti-Corruption Day” with the slogan “Your right, your role: Say no to Corruption”.
The program which was attended by at least 57 people representing various civil society organizations including media, Nepal Police, and political parties were presided over by RWDC chair Aasmni Chaudhary, facilitated by FNJ Dang’s secretary RK Shital, while FNJ Dang Chair Durga Lal KC delivered his welcome speech on the occasion.
Hit Bahadur Thapa, the Project Coordinator of CS MAP introduced the thematic issues related to background and concurrence of the international day against corruption by mentioning the importance of the UN convention against corruption adopted by the General Assembly on 31 October 2003 and ratification on December 9, 2003, which had come into effect from 14 December 2005.
A nearly 25 minutes slide presentation shed light on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) published by Transparency International from 2011 to 2020 and the ranking of Nepal in this connection and points earned by Nepal. The slide also talked about what preventive measures should be adopted by the government, media, civil society, and individuals to curb corruption.
After this, the program was entertained by the song of Jeewan Sharma against corruption. Then veteran journalist Sushil Gautam expressed his anger over the increasing corruption in every sphere of society and the state.
Ganesh Acharya, the chair of the political party Janmoracha Dang district admitted that there is corruption everywhere. He committed himself to work for the end of the corruption in the country. He also signed on the banner of anti-corruption to show his solidarity against corruption.
Bhuwan Chaudhary of Tharu Kalyankari Sabbha also expressed his commitment to end the corruption in the country where ever and whenever he could see it. One of the representatives of Nepal Police also said that police are ready to punish anyone involved in corruption and even any police personnel involved in corruption to engage in the anti-corruption campaign.
Another speaker Tika Ram Khadka the Dang district chair of UML said that where there is an exchange of fiscal matters there is corruption. He also committed to ending the malpractice of corruption in the party and state if all citizens supported it.
Similarly, the Nepali Congress chair of Dang also expressed his commitment to end corruption in the party. He also signed the banner to express his solidarity against corruption. Naina Kumari, ward representative of ward no 14 too expressed her commitment to ending corruption in public.
RWDC founder legal advisor Shogat Bir Chaudhary said the corruption has caused the highway roads to remain dusty and smoky for vehicles and walkers on the road. He said that due to too much corruption everywhere even government tax paid by the citizens has not been properly utilized for the welfare of the citizens.
RWDC Chairperson Aasmani Chaudhary announced the end of the program after her concluding remarks.