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Institute Observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2017

Vigilance Awareness Week 2017 was observed by the Institute during 30th October 2017 to 4th November 2017 as mandated by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). To commemorate this celebration a special lecture was organized in the Community Centre of the Institute on 3rd November 2017 evening, which was delivered by Shri Y. B. Khurania, IPS, Commissioner of Police. It was participated by large number of faculty, staff and students.
At the beginning of the Programme, Prof. R. K. Panda, the CVO of the Institute, introduced the Chief Guest, Shri Y. B. Khurania and administered the “Integrity Pledge” to all persons present on the occasion. 
The Director, Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar welcomed the Chief Guest and addressed the gathering. In his speech the Director reiterated that probity and transparency are the two key parameters to be followed by one and all. He mentioned that IIT system is known for transparency and ethical standards, while contributing to the nation building.  He also appreciated the local police for its continuous support to the Institute, as and when required.
Shri Y. B. Khurania made a detailed presentation of different measures being taken up by the law enforcement authority to prevent corrupt practices at all walks of life. He also expressed the bottlenecks in the system, which may deter prevention of corruptions. Mr. Khurania emphasised the importance of transparency and accountability and mentioned that Odisha is one of the leading states in law enforcement. 
The meeting ended with vote of thanks by the CVO.