‘Development not to reach doorsteps if graft remains’

Dhaka,  Fri,  23 June 2017
Published : 10 Mar 2017, 17:39:16
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‘Development not to reach doorsteps if graft remains’

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Friday said the benefit of development will not reach the doorsteps of the people unless corruption is prevented.

“The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) continues its fight against corruption…we have all-out support to its all activities,” he said while addressing a human chain programme in Dhaka, reports UNB.

Nahid said there is no admission trade in the capital’s schools this year due to the precautionary steps taken the ACC.

“We’d taken steps in the past to make the school admission process transparent but didn’t get any expected result. However, this year’s admission process was more,” he added.  

The national anti-corruption agency arranged human chains across the country, aiming to raise a united voice against corruption.

Around 250,000 students of the country’s 22,000 educational intuitions participated in programme to create a social movement against graft across the country.

The human chain, formed in the capital from 10 am to 11 am, stretched from Uttara to the Jatiya Press Club via Farmgate, Shahbagh and Bijoynagar, ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said.

ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood, its commissioners Dr Nasir Uddin Ahmed and AFM Aminul Islam, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Salahuddin, ACC senior officials, students, teachers, government officials, public representatives, and media and civil society members also took part in the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Iqbal Mahmood said corruption is not a problem for a single country, but for the whole world and people’s mindset should be changed to address the problem.

The changing of an grown up man’s mentality is not an easy task, he said, adding that it is comparatively easy to change the mindset of children and that is why the Commission along with new generation took to the street to create a resistance against graft.  

Human chains were formed in all districts where ACC officials, students, teachers, government officials, public representatives, media and civil society members took part.
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