Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) in association with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) celebrated Vigilance Awareness Week by conducting events at various places in the city including Central, Alandur and Airport Metro stations on Wednesday.
As guided by Central Vigilance Commission, CMRL and IOC are jointly observing Vigilance Awareness Week from 29 October to 3 November.
The theme for this year is ‘Eradicate Corruption and Build a New India’ emphasising the significance of probity and integrity in public life.
As a part of the celebrations, Puliattam took place at Chennai Central Station, Koyambedu Bus Terminus and skits were staged at Chennai Central Sub-urban Station, Egmore Railway Station, Central and Chennai Airport Metro Station. The events concluded with a flash mob at Alandur and Chennai Airport Metro Stations.
Additionally, radio spots are also being broadcast through various FM channels in Tamilnadu and an SMS blast has been done to two lakh customers with the motto of creating awareness on anti-corruption and vigilance among the masses.
Drawing and essay competitions on the theme at various schools across Tamilnadu is also currently on to ignite the young minds. A total of 3,817 students from 33 schools participated so far. Students from 15 colleges participated in elocution and jingle contests on the same topic, a press release said.
IOC retail outlets have arranged for various quality and quantity ensuring campaigns where the customers can scientifically test the fuel at any point of time before fueling. Hoardings have also been put up at select high-selling retail outlets across Tamilnadu on vigilance awareness motivating customers to participate in an online integrity pledge.
It is to be noted that CMRL kickstarted the celebrations 29 October by taking up the integrity pledge at its admin building, Koyambedu, in the presence of Additional Chief Secretary / State Vigilance Commissioner Mohan Pyare along with CMRL MD Pankaj Kumar Bansal. Directors, CGMs, GMs, officials and staff of CMRL participated.