Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain yesterday said a tougher stance against corruption by the young generation could prevent the menace.
Pointing that the dreams and spirit of the freedom fighters are being disrespected due to the spread of corruption in every sphere of the society, the chief justice said, “Ideal and morality have been fading away from the society. The young generation is the best power to change the situation and it is the high time for them to take part in the anti-corruption campaign with immense commitment and creativity for building a beautiful Bangladesh.”
He made the statements at a discussion arranged by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) marking the International Day against Corruption at Shilpakala Academy in the capital, reports BSS.
The CJ also said the country will surely be free from corruption if the youth or students take a bold against it.
Recalling contributions of the students in every democratic movement, he said, “The voice of the students, which will lead the nation in future, should be raised against corruption as well as to establish the rule of law and human rights.”
ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud announced inauguration of the International Day against Corruption with releasing pigeons, the symbol of peace, in front of its Segunbagicha headquarters.
Mahmud later unveiled the mass signature campaign and display of posters and cartoons against corruption with putting his own signature on the registrar book.
The register will remain available at ACC Media Centre from December 9 to 14 for collecting signature of the masses.
Speaking on the occasion, the ACC chairman said, “It will not be possible for ACC to prevent the corruption alone. A collective effort with participation of all professionals, students, teachers, young and old generations is needed to raise a social movement against corruption to put an end to the menace.”