Mumbai, 4th Nov: NABARD, with its Head Office, 31 Regional Offices, 27 Cluster Offices, 361 District Offices, and 07 Subsidiaries, is dedicated to upholding the values of integrity, transparency, and probity in public life. On the of the commencement of Vigilance Awareness Week 2023, observed from 30th October 2023 to 05th November 2023, all NABARD staff members across the nation took the Integrity Pledge and committed themselves to the vision of a Corruption-Free India.

NABARD initiated a walkathon held at the Bandra-Kurla Complex. The walkathon was inaugurated by Shri G. S. Rawat, Chief General Manager of NABARD, Shri A.K. Sood, Chief General Manager of NABARD, and Shri U. Dinesh Shanbhag, Chief Vigilance Officer of NABARD. Members from other banks, including NaBFID, joined NABARD staff in the walkathon. The strong contingent of 1000 participants displayed slogans and imagery reflecting the theme of the year to promote the message of “Say no to corruption – commit to the Nation.”

To raise awareness about Vigilance, in addition to the walkathon, various events such as a quiz competition, drawing competition for the children of staff members, and an ethics session, were organized throughout the week. Regional Offices nationwide also conducted numerous events.

In various districts, NABARD conducted Gram Sabhas, seminars, and events to create awareness and strengthen the collective commitment to combating corruption. Banners and placards featuring the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2023, “Say no to corruption – commit to the Nation,” were prominently displayed in all NABARD offices, residential quarters, and training establishments across India. A Vigilance awareness song and PIDPI (Prevention of Indiscipline and Prevention of Irregularities) jingles were played in NABARD Office premises throughout India during VAW 2023. Daily SMS messages were sent to all staff members to raise awareness against corruption during the week