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Vigilance Awareness Week – 2018

The Central Vigilance Commission observes the Vigilance Awareness Week every year during the week in which birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls. The 2018 Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 29th October to 3rd November, 2018.

Theme of the Week

The theme of Vigilance Awareness Week-2018 is

  • Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India (in English)
  • भ्रष्टाचार मिटाओ- नयाभारत बनाओ (in Hindi)


The CVC has asked various central government ministries and organizations to conduct relevant activities during this week. Some of the activities include:

  • Taking Integrity Pledge by all employees
  • Distribution of pamphlets/handouts on preventive vigilance activities, whistle blower mechanism and other anti-corruption measures
  • Conducting workshops and sensitization programmes for employees and other stake holders on policies/procedures of the organization and preventive vigilance measures
  • Publication of journals/newsletters on vigilance issues, systemic improvements and good practices adopted for wider dissemination and awareness, conducting various competitions such as debates, quiz etc. for the employees and their families on issues relating to anti-corruption and the use of organizational websites for dissemination of employees/customer oriented information.

Further, there will be outreach activities for public/citizens including display of hoardings, banners, posters and distribution of handouts etc. at prominent locations/places in offices/field units and also at places with public interface , organization of grievance redressal camps for citizens/customers by organizations having customer oriented services/activities and the taking of the online “Integrity Pledge” developed by the Commission.

Integrity Clubs in Schools

One of the highlights of the week will be establishment of Integrity Clubs in the schools and colleges to  cultivate ethical values in the leaders of tomorrow.

Awareness Gram Sabhas

The  objective of Awareness Gram Sabhas is to sensitize the rural citizens about the ill-effects of corruption. In 2017, 67,131 such Gram Sabhas were organized during the Vigilance Awareness Week.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018


75th anniversary of establishment of Azad Hind government observed

75th anniversary of establishment of Azad Hind government observed October 21, 2018. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted National flag and unveiled plaque at the Red Fort, Delhi.

Azad Hind Government

Azad Hind Government was founded in Singapore on October 21, 1943. It was India’s first independent government established by Indian nationalists-in-exile during latter part of WWII in Singapore with monetary, military and political assistance from Imperial Japan.

It was a part of political freedom movement originating in 1940s outside India with purpose of allying with Axis powers during Second World War (WWII) to free India from British Rule. It was inspired by ideas of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, who was leader of Azad Hind Government and also Head of State of this Government-in-exile.

This government has recognized the countries such as Germany, Japan, Philippines, Korea, China, Italy and Ireland. Japan provided the Andaman and Nicobar islands to this temporary government, later these islands were renamed Shaheed Island (Andaman) and Swaraj Island (Nicobar).

It was also having its armed force Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army (INA), whose purpose was to free India from British control. Subhash Chandra Bose was the supreme commander of this army. Ras Bihari Bose had played important role in its establishment. This force had played crucial role in bequeathing a much needed impetus to India’s struggle for Independence.

It had proclaimed authority over Indian civilian and military personnel in Southeast Asian British colonial territory and prospective authority over Indian territory to fall to Japanese forces and INA during Japanese thrust towards India during WWII. This government had its own currency, court and civil code.

Japan provided Andaman and Nicobar islands to this temporary government, later these islands were renamed Shaheed Island (Andaman) and Swaraj Island (Nicobar). Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose gave a famous slogan Delhi Chalo (Come to Delhi) after formation of this government. Azad Hind Fauj along with this slogan reached India on March 21, 1944. Ram Singh Thakur was composed by the inspirational song “Kadam Chacha Ho Jaay” of Azad Hind Fauj.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018