VISAKHAPATNAM: With an intention to wage a war against corruption, retired IPS officer N Dilip Kumar launched an ‘Anti-Bakasur Brigade’ in the city to help victims of corruption to get justice. He also released the Telugu version of his popular book ‘Bakasur-The Jumbo Criminal’ which is aimed at changing the mindset of people towards corruption and motivating children to fight corruption.
Former Union power secretary EAS Sarma, Truth Labs chairman and forensics expert KPC Gandhi, former mayor DV Subba Rao, among other eminent personalities attended the book launch and extended their support. Speaking on the occasion, Dilip Kumar said that the book was aimed at sensitising people to the rampant corruption in the society through fictional characters created through his real life experiences. He said that the target audience of his books were children so as to motivate them to take a stand against corruption. “Even if 20-30 per cent of the children get influenced to fight corruption, it will make a huge difference,” he said.
He said that he intended on translating the book into all Indian languages and added that 80 per cent of the profit from the sale of the books would go to a children’s fund. Speaking about the newly formed Anti-Bakasur Brigade, Dilip Kumar felt that the Brigade should be the people’s initiative irrespective of their affiliations with parties and organisations and added that they should all come forward to support this mission.
The books are marketed by Jyothi Book Depot and Pages at Vizag. Additionally, those who want to join the Brigade may contact 9966411129 or 09958870944, or email at email@example.com.