February 24, 2023, Gurugram: Underlining the pivotal role of G20 in reshaping the global economic and financial landscape, IILM University encouraged students from various disciplines to participate in a host of debates, panel discussions, and poster-making competitions.
As a prologue to the G20 Summit this year, the university was nominated as an educational institution to represent, examine, discuss, and propose the relevant issues to the 1st Anti-Corruption Working Group of G-20 on Japan and Russia.
“When the power is vested in one person, the country tends to bend towards corruption… One person should not have the entire control, rather the power should be dispersed among different people,” said Narendra Kumar Yadav (IRS), Additional Director, Directorate General of GST Intelligence, at a panel discussion on the theme “Envisioning a corruption-free environment” on Thursday at IILM University.
There were 18 participants in the debate competition speaking for and against the motion on two themes – “The anti-corruption laws in Japan are stringent and effective” and “The anti-corruption laws in Russia are stringent and effective.”
During the panel discussion, Vineet Kumar, Deputy Vice President, at OakNorth expressed that even though Japan is highly developed industrially, it lacks the transparency to prevent corruption.
An interdisciplinary approach was observed in the debates that included participants from domains like Law, International Relations and History, Journalism, Media and Communication, Business Administration, and Psychology. The winners of the debate competition included Siddharth Bharghav, Asavri Varma, Nandini from BA LLB, and Maxim Kapoor from MBA.
Commenting on the anti-corruption laws in India, Pro Vice-Chancellor of IILM University, Dr. Arvind Chaturvedi said, “RTI (Right to Information) is one of the most important things to combat corruption as when the people have the information, knowledge, and awareness, they get the power to question the authorities in power. It is not the only way but a step towards a corruption-free society.”
The poster-making competition motivated students to create and spread awareness on the theme “Anti-Corruption”.