IIT-Guwahati students lead march against corruption

IIT-Guwahati students led some 150 volunteers in the march against corruption organized in the Assam capital on Sunday.
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Updated on Jan 31, 2011 02:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRahul Karmakar/HT Correspondent, Guwahati

IIT-Guwahati students led some 150 volunteers in the march against corruption organized in the Assam capital on Sunday. They trekked 4 km from Sonaram High School to Latasil Field, a symbolic ground where the Assam government stages officials functions including Republic Day parade.

"The two-hour event was meant to send a message to the government and bureaucrats that corruption will not be tolerated any more. Our cause was voluntarily supported by various organization here," said IIT student Ravish Vasan, one of the organizers of the march that was flagged off by social activist Meenu Choudhury and Vinay Khandelwal.

The marchers included members of Chinmaya Mission, Marwari Yuva Manch, Art of Living Foundation, Leo Club, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti and students of Army Public School.

The march in Guwahati was part of a nation-wide programme by a group of social activists and people from various fields striving for a corruption-free India and seeking stern and transparent anti-graft law called Jan Lokpal.

The march coincided with Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary.

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