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Change starts at home!

The youth campaign against corruption on an individual level.

entertainment Updated: Dec 10, 2011 01:14 IST
Namya Sinha
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Have you ever protested against yourself, shouted slogans at yourself or encouraged yourself to be more honest?

Well, this is what you can do at a creative protest called I Am Corrupt And Change Starts With Me, which is scheduled to take place at Jantar Mantar today.

“We won’t be shouting at others, only encouraging ourselves to make the changes needed to live with more transparency, honesty and personal integrity,” says Sylvia James, one of the organisers of the event.

While most protest movements against corruption blame bureaucrats and politicians, the aim of this movement is to bring a change in the common man, which will help lessen corruption.

“Though we have been pointing fingers at everybody, we forget that we ourselves need to change. Change has to start with us by doing small things like stop paying bribes, which will go a long way in curbing corruption,” says Jonathan Abraham, one of the campaign’s organisers.

Apart from the protest movement, where there will be placards with slogans, a confession wall will also be put up where people can write down their confessions.

“We will also be giving out pamphlets where people can write about what they can stop doing to stop corruption,” says Abraham.

The organisers plan to take this movement ahead in phases by also organising activities such as flash mobs, presentations and dramas.

Join them here...
What: Protesting Ourselves — a campaign against corruption
Where: Jantar Mantar, near Free Church, Parliament Street
When: December 10
Timing: 11am to 1pm
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk on the Yellow Line