Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off a marathon in the city to sensitise people against corruption in the country.
‘Vigithon: A run for corruption free India’ was organised by public sector lender, Union Bank of India.
“It is an attempt at bringing in all stakeholders together on a common platform to create sensitisation against corruption. We have to start an inclusive battle against corruption,” Union Bank said in a statement.
The run was organised as a precursor to the ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’, which is going to be observed from tomorrow till October 31.
Vigilance awareness week is observed every year since 2000 as per the guidelines of the Central Vigilance Commission. The objective of observing it is to reaffirm one’s commitment to fight corruption and as a result enabling good governance in the country.
Several school children, general public, customers and employees of the bank participated in Vigithon. The run is being organised at other metro centres across the country as well.