Zero Corruption Day


I guess The Hindu’s not all bad Smile – I read an awesome article today on Zero Corruption Day. These youngsters are walking from Kanyakumari to Delhi to promote self-improvement. Their website shows their planned itinerary: http://www.zerocorruptionday.com/

What struck me immediately are two points:

  • They’re trying to live on 32 Rs a day! So, they’re looking at the definition of the poverty line and challenging its authenticity – so far they’ve averaged Rs. 70 a day; a stark indicator that we need to address the economic challenges first
  • The focus on self ahead of society. The Lokpal bill is a legal tool that seeks to address the symptoms of corruption, but it will never fix the social causes of this problem

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