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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minster Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated the state level function of the ongoing Vigilance Awareness Week-2017 at Rabindra Mandap here and administered pledge of absolute honesty and integrity to the gathering.
Addressing at the function, Naveen claimed that ‘anti-corruption’ and ‘transparency’ are two major plans of the State government. He sought the service of Odisha Vigilance to reach out the people through social media so as to facilitate lodging of complaints.
“I am happy to note that the Odisha Vigilance, over the years has emerged out to be the leading anti-corruption agency in the country. To further intensify its public service measures, Vigilance should take prompt action on complaints and grievances. I should call upon all the public servants to reaffirm their commitment to curb corruption from all spheres through public service and to serve people with priority, integrity and dedication”, said Naveen while addressing the occasion.
Naveen also appealed people from all sections of the society to extend their wholehearted support to the anti-corruption agency.
“I take this occasion to appeal to all sections of society to actively work towards prevention and detection of corruption and extend their wholehearted support to the anti-corruption efforts of the State Government,” added Naveen.
Among others, Bhubaneswar MP Dr Prasanna Kumar Patsani, and Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. The function was presided over by Debasis Panigrahi, Director Vigilance Odisha.
The vigilance awareness campaign this year with ‘My Vision-Corruption Free India’ as its focus witnessed a pledge taking session in which the Chief Minister asked all the officials and visitors to take the oath for remaining honest and working towards eradication of corruption.
During the function, cash prizes and trophies were also distributed to the Vigilance officials and winners of different competitions held since October 30 . The observation will conclude tomorrow.