Corruption has spread to all sectors of society: Vice Prez

Corruption has spread to all sectors of the society, including the political system, infecting it, Vice-president M Hamid Ansari said and called upon youths to fight it.

Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 17:39 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Corruption has spread to all
sectors of the society, including the political system,
infecting it, Vice-president M Hamid Ansari said and called
upon youths to fight it.

"Corruption is a vice, a very old social disease
infecting our system ... The political system as a whole is
infected by it," Ansari told students at an interactive
programme organised by Kalinga Institute of Industrial
Technology, a deemed university, here.
Just as the need to study individual patients and then
administer medicines to cure their diseases, so too
individual cases of corruption needed to be investigated in
order to get its roots to weed it out.

"Something has gone very wrong in our value system," he
said adding people should not remain silent over the issue.

The role of the students in fighting corruption begins
from their school days itself, he said.

Replying to a question on the rise in issues relating to
racism, Ansari said it was a not ``sudden increase``.
``Racist remarks are reflective of one`s mind. It surfaces in
moments.``

Mahatma Gandhi had set an example by fighting it and so
did Nelson Mandela.
The youths are the country`s future and students should
prepare themselves to face the world with courage.

As citizens of the country, they have the duty to
participate in different spheres of social life, including
politics, he added.

PTI