CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC LIFE
In the last two decades, the cancer of corruption has entered our society. In India was always considered to be scared country where great values were practiced. People used to be honest, truthful and righteous. But with the advent of modernization, the moral standards of our people have come down. Righteousness, virtue, honesty and fair play are the facts of a bygonera. In every field of life, opportunism has replaced moral consideration. The people who still try to follow moral values are blackmailed and ridiculed. Corruption in public life is fast spreading. Bribery is openly practiced. No work is possible without bribing the clerks, peons and other low- paid employees. Even high officials want something in return if any favour is done to anybody. Corruption in business has always been prevalent. Political corruption is the gift of democracy. During election, the voters are bribed. After election, the M.L.As and M.Ps try to make and hoard as much money as possible to contest in the next election. Social corruption like adulteration, weighing less, adultery, etc. is spreading like fire. Then, there is tax evasion, which makes us all corrupt. Corruption is prevalent even in educational institutions. Schools and colleges, which were once considered to be the temples of Swaraswati, have now become temples of Laxmi. Even teachers and professors have become corrupt. They do not work sincerely and try to make more money by taking private tuition. Thus, corruption is the cancerous condition prevailing in our society today. This corruption can be uprooted if we have the right type of education and punish the wrong-doers.