Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Speaks on Corruption

The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan delivering the 27th lecture of the “Lecture Series”, organised by the Central Vigilance Commission on the topic “My Experiences as a Representative of People”, in New Delhi on January 18, 2018.
The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan delivering the 27th lecture of the “Lecture Series”, organised by the Central Vigilance Commission on the topic “My Experiences as a Representative of People”, in New Delhi on January 18, 2018.

The 27th lecture of the lecture series organized by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) of India was delivered Thursday by Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of Lok Sabha in Delhi on the topic “My Experiences as a Representative of People”.

Ms. Mahajan spoke about the need for society to introspect and look within itself in order to change attitudes towards corruption, and to further the positive ideal of ethical conduct.

Her address drew inspiration from India’s traditional ideals in this regard and she discussed a wide range of issues using examples from traditional Indian spiritual thought as well as from her experiences as a representative of the public.

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She opined that society must look inwards at itself for inspiration in order to promote good conduct, both in the public as well as private spheres of life. The importance of prevention as being more effective than punishment was emphasized in her lecture.

She also spoke of the need to examine instances of spending more than known sources of income in order to detect corruption.

Her initiatives towards setting up the Speakers Research Initiative in Parliament and the importance to training for Members of Parliament were also discussed during the course of the lecture. The lecture was followed by a question and answer session.

The lecture was available for online viewing as it was webcast live through National Informatics Centre (NIC). The link to the recorded webcast is available on the Commission’s website.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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