Under the banner of Voices of Civil Society,teachers,students,employees and social activists held candle march in support of Anna Hazares demand for Jan Lokpal Bill at Panjab Universitys Gandhi Bhawan on Thursday.
Joining the surge of nationwide protests against corruption,the people of Chandigarh conveyed in no uncertain terms their whole hearted support to the initiative taken up by the renowned Gandhian.
Holding posters hailing his campaign against widespread corruption in public life,the participants expressed their sense of outrage at the governments apathy towards the need for such a bill.
Professor Manjit Singh,Sociology department
There is an urgent need to launch a fullscale nationwide movement against corruption,which will be no less challenging than launching another freedom struggle.
Professor Akshaya Kumar,English department
The whole enterprise of education stands subverted if less-deserving people reach the position of power through illegal means. He insisted on taking away discretionary powers from the ruling elite.
Gurdip Singh,president of PU Staff Association
The nations experiment with democracy will fall flat if corruption is not checked.
Professor Anil Sarwal,DAV College
It is the duty of every citizen to save the country from the cancer of corruption.
Dr Lallan Baghel,Philosophy department
The votes of the poor people are bought by the ruling elites and later,the same poor are made to suffer,as they are rendered voiceless.
Sardara Singh Cheema,Convenor of Sahit Chintan
The people of India will no longer bear the stigma of corruption and this march should serve as an eye-opener to the corrupt elite.