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Vigilance week observed

NEW DELHI NOV. 6. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) observed "Vigilance Awareness Week" from November 1 where employees were told to bring matters related to corruption and injustice to the notice of authorities concerned and were urged to bring more transparency in their work. During the week, officials addressed public grievances. Debates and essay competitions were also organised in various Council schools to bring awareness among students against corruption.

Spreading peace, brotherhood

NEW DELHI NOV. 6. The Manav Utthaan Seva Samiti is organising a three-day "International Sadbhavana Sammelan" in the Capital. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of State for Home, Sri Prakash Jaiswal, praised spiritual leader, social worker and head of the Manav Utthaan Seva Samiti, Satpal Maharaj, for spreading peace and brotherhood in the country.

The spiritual leader, Satpal Maharaj, said with its numerous religions, India was like a colourful bouquet of flowers. The Congress MP, Karan Singh Yadav, said with mafia increasing its hold on politics and corruption becoming deep-rooted, Satpal Maharaj's message of peace had become more important and relevant.

Bid to promote transparency

NEW DELHI NOV. 6. The Power Grid Corporation of India observed "Vigilance Awareness Week" from November 1 where employees took pledge to promote greater transparency and ethical standards in their functioning besides eradicating corruption.

The week began with a talk on "Corruption in public places" by the former Special Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Gopalachari. The highlight of the week was a panel discussion on "The role of the media in fighting corruption" where leading journalists took part. A web-based complaint handling system was also introduced by the Corporation to increase transparency levels.

Diwali melas planned

NEW DELHI NOV. 6. To celebrate the spirit of Diwali, the Rajasthani community in the Capital has organised two-day day "Diwali Melas" at three different locations -- at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by social organisation, Rajasthan Ratnakar; at National Sports Club by the Rajasthan Mitra Parishad; and at Punjabi Bagh Stadium by the Rajasthani Club. The highlights of these fairs are presentation of folk dances and other performing arts by artistes from Rajasthan, a large number of stalls selling a wide range of Rajasthani delicacies, and skilfully crafted handicrafts items at display.

Special stalls and stage shows for kids are also drawing huge crowds to these events.

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