Aligarh : Integrity pledges were taken by participants to eradicate corruption and to uphold highest standards of ethical conduct, transparency and good governance, during the Vigilance Awareness Week observed at various departments and units of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
The Department of Commerce, AMU organised a programme to mark the occasion wherein the attendees took integrity pledge.
Professor Nawab Ali Khan (Chairman, Department of Commerce) highlighted the significance of good governance in day-to-day life as well as the problems faced by the society as a whole due to lack of good governance.
“The Vigilance Awareness Week is observed to generate awareness in the public at large about the ill effects of corruption”, he said.
Dr Naghma Azhar explained the points which all the attendees were supposed to pledge. Later, the Integrity Pledge was taken by all the attendees.
Prof Imran Saleem, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, along with other faculty members and office staff attended the event.
The programme was coordinated by Dr Naghma Azhar, Dr Aslam Khan and Dr Mohd Saeem Khan.
Prof M Abdus Salam, Chairman, Department of Economics administered the Integrity Pledge to the faculty member and staff of the department during the observance of the vigilance week.
The Department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib organised a debate competition on the topic “Self Reliance with Integrity” during the Vigilance Awareness Week for PG scholars and interns, under the supervision of Prof Rubi Anjum, Chairperson of the department. She took the integrity pledge along with the teaching and non teaching staff, while advocating that everyone should take the pledge and work with honesty. Dr. Ammar Ibne Anwar was the judge of the debate competition.
Teachers and non-teaching staff took part in a series of events to raise awareness on honesty at workplace. Dr M Usman organised the programme.
Prof Nishat Fatima, Officiating Librarian, Maulana Azad Library, AMU administered the integrity pledge to all the staff members of the library.
She emphasized the need of Integrity and vigilance to fight against corruption.
“Observance of vigilance week is one of the tools used by the Central Vigilance Commission to bring together all the stakeholders to collectively participate in the prevention of, and the fight against corruption and to raise public awareness regarding the existence, causes and gravity of and the threat posed by corruption”, said Prof Fatima.
Dr Monawwer Eqbal and others attended the programme.
The programme at AMU City Girls High School, Qazi Para commenced with taking the pledge under the leadership of Dr M Alamgir, Principal of the school.
Mr. Javed Akhtar, Vice Principal explained the concept of vigilance laying stress on the observance of this week as a mark of respect for Sardar Patel and his honest values to be inculcated by each and every citizen of the country.
A walkathon was performed by the staff members with meaningful placards prepared by the students. Arpana Bhardwaj, Areeba Naseem and Syeda Sofia, students of the school delivered speeches in Hindi, English and Urdu respectively.
Dr M Alamgir emphasised that honesty, integrity and probity are the key to lead a successful life.
The programme was organized by Farzana Nazeer, Cultural Coordinator of the school.