Dr N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, inaugurated the programme by administering the Integrity Pledge online. Employees were also encouraged to take e-pledge by visiting the CVC website. Various activities were conducted during the week to sensitize the employees of the institute and create awareness amongst the masses regarding the gravity of the threat of corruption through SMS/E-mail, WhatsApp, electronic and print media, etc.
Under the supervision of Dr Atul Kumar Agarwal, Senior Principal Scientist, various student awareness competitions were organised including a Poster Competition on the topic “Vigilant India, Prosperous India” for the students of classes VI-VIII. In the inter-school category, student of KendriyaVidyalaya No. 1, Km Shalini stood first and students of Children's Senior Academy, Master Shreshth Saini and Master Devansh Sharma received the second and third prize respectively.
In the CBRI wards category, Km Ambra Angirishi d/o Shri Aman Kumar got first, Km Kavya d/o Shri Arpan Maheshwari got second and Km Mahalakshi d/o Shri Mukesh Kumar secured the third position. Master Priyanshu s/o Shri Arvind Kumar and Km Niheera d/o Shri Rakesh Kumar received the consolation prize.
An Essay Competition on the topic “Vigilant India, Prosperous India” was also organised for the students of classes IX-XI. Student of KendriyaVidyalaya No. 1, Km Anjali Pant stood first, Master Uday s/o Shri Sushil Kumar stood second and Km Sujain Khan d/o Shri Sohrab Khan secured the third position. Km Simran d/o Shri Arvind Kumar, Km Aanya d/o Shri Anil Kumar and Km Divyanshi d/o Shri Rakesh Kumar were awarded the consolation prize. Shri R.S. Chimote, Dr Suvir Singh, Shri Anil Kumar and Shri Sushil Kumar conducted the various activities.
During the Valedictory Ceremony, Dr N. Gopalakrishnan presented an online lecture on “Vigilant India, Prosperous India”. He urged the scientists and staff to maintain honesty in all spheres of their activities, eradicate corruption through transparency, accountability and ethical conduct, and work unstintingly to provide value-based service to the nation. He also congratulated the winners of the various student awareness competitions organised during the week to instil ethical values in young minds.