Speech on Corruption, Its Causes and Solutions

After Independence India has seen a steep upward trend in the graph of corruption. The public has often become disgusted and disappointed. As Venkat, a well known journalist, write a speech in 150-200 words on ‘Corruption, its causes and solutions’.

Good morning, dear friends! I am Venkat, as a journalist by profession and a responsible citizen of India, I wish to express my views on ‘corruption, its causes and solution’.

Corruption can be understood as misappropriation of government or public property or money. It is an unlawful and immoral act. After Independence India has seen a steep upward trend in the graph of corruption. The public has often become disgusted and disappointed for a certain period of time. But, they soon become immune to their problems and issues emerging due to corruption and eventually forget about it. Why did corruption raise its ugly head in India? Its colonial past contributed in flourishing corrupt practices. It is not difficult to visualise the relation between scarcity and corruption. Add to it, the vested interests and greed of the people in power.

Whatever the reason may be, corruption is a major obstacle in the process of economic growth and modernisation of the nation. Thus, country needs an anti-corruption bill like Jan Lokpal. In a democracy like India, the power is vested not only in the executive, but also the people. Hence, constant vigil and intervention by the civil society is also required. Punishment must be enhanced, compensation increased and illegally amassed wealth must be recovered. As aware citizens, we must overcome this fear and work towards a corruption free society.

Thank you

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