Mangaluru, Nov 28, 2019: Addressing the gathering, former Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde, spoke on how destiny gives opportunity to people who discharge their responsibility diligently. He said that he considers himself lucky enough to serve people through the roles he has played over the years. The Former Lokayukta Justice Hegde delivered a talk on ‘Upholding Moral Values a Fight Against Corruption’ as a part of the Constitution Day programme at St Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology.
Justice Hegde dwelt on his visits to over 1,200 educational institutions since his retirement and interacted with youth in order to make them understand the importance of being content in one’s life. “When the society in general ignores these two values they tend to become greedy and corrupt, which, in turn, leads to the failure of a society. Thus, to break the cycle of corruption one needs to awaken the youth towards the idea of a corruption-free society,” he stressed.
Justice Hegde said that, as shown by various parliamentary studies, out of every Rs 10 spent for the people by the government, only 15 paise reaches the destination.
“The number of zeros in the money involved in modern day scams has only been increasing while the three core pillars of modern society – the legislature, the executive and the judiciary – have been failing the people. To fix it for the next generation, the youth should understand to gain happiness from wealth one has to earn it legitimately,” he reminded. Youth are the main stay of the future fight against immorality and corruption.