The Central Vigilance Commission, as part of its efforts to promote probity in public life, observes Vigilance Awareness Week every year. The week in which 31st October, the birthday of late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel falls, is observed as Vigilance Awareness Week. “Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption” has been chosen as the theme for Vigilance Awareness Week this year by the Commission. It is the need of the hour to eliminate corruption for taking the economic growth to needy sections of the society. Although various anti-corruption agencies strive to address the problem of corruption, their efforts cannot be accomplished without the active participation of all the stakeholders. It is therefore, imperative that an aware, active and empowered public is involved in any anti-corruption campaign. To ensure the participation of the students, CBSE has taken the initiative to observe Vigilance Awareness Week in schools from 31st October to 5th November, 2016.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s citizens. Therefore bringing awareness among students is to bring awareness among the public life. Promoting this idea, Staford School observed the Vigilance Day on 4th November, where the students of Classes VI to VIII participated in Anti-Corruption Slogan writing and poster making. Also, a skit was presented by the students of Class IX on the topic “Promoting integrity ensures prosperity of the nation”. The students were briefed about the ill effects of corruption and its role in degenerating the development of a nation. The students took the pledge to nullify the effects of corruption in their daily chores of life and also to propagate further the idea to others.