Students put up posters to eradicate corruption

The campaign saw massive participation by students who pasted posters with vigour in government offices.

Published: 01st April 2012 03:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:15 PM   |  A+A-

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Students of Mount Carmel College showing posters designed for ‘Poster Lagao, Corruption Hatao’ campaign on Saturday.

BANGALORE: Upon getting the go ahead to put up posters for their ‘Poster Lagao, Corruption Hatao’ campaign in 400 government offices in the city, ipaidabribe.com took their campaign to the streets on Saturday as more than 200 students gathered at Mount Carmel College to receive the posters along with instructions on where to post them. The posters seek to promote a number (5616151) to which people who face the prospect of paying bribe can send a message, to record their experience.  With the aim of taking the fight against corruption to places where it occurs the most, the campaign saw massive participation by students who pasted posters with vigour in government offices.

“This is a good way of informing people about corruption. They must have a chance to fight back as soon as they are faced with a bribe demand,” said Rashmi, a student. Saturday’s effort saw the city being broken down into various zones with government offices marked on a map.  

“We have given you a big roll of scotch tape. This is to ensure you paste those posters again once they come down,” quipped Subrahmanyam Ivatury, Programme Co-ordinator, Janaagraha Online.

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