Confronting Corruption for a Promising Future


By Shiksha Lollbeeharry

Corruption remains an entrenched issue within society, particularly in the professional realm, where individuals may exploit their positions by seeking financial favours in exchange for job opportunities. This alarming trend disproportionately impacts graduates, including those with advanced degrees like MSc or PhD, in countries such as Mauritius. Despite their qualifications, individuals from lower-income or middle-class backgrounds often encounter formidable challenges in securing suitable employment.

It is crucial to underscore that a substantial number of principled individuals vehemently oppose this nefarious phenomenon. The axiom “Honesty is the best policy” holds steadfast, with individuals of integrity serving as beacons against dishonest practices. Confronting adversity, these individuals emerge as heroes leading a counteraction against corruption.

In Mauritius, akin to many other societies, qualified candidates wrestle with unemployment despite their educational attainments. Their struggles, frequently rooted in economic hardships, underscore the imperative for an equitable and merit-based system that prioritizes competence over corruption.

Honest individuals play an indispensable role in shaping a more promising future for society. They cultivate innovative ideas aimed at uplifting citizens, eradicating poverty, and supporting families. By exemplifying righteousness and integrity, they contribute to the establishment of a harmonious society, echoing the ethos of “Vasudev Kutumbakam,” wherein the entire world is viewed as a family.

These individuals are not only champions but also exemplary leaders striving to bridge the gap between the affluent and the underprivileged. They extend their support to the elderly, facilitate youth education, and recognize the invaluable contributions of housewives, fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility.

Efforts to combat corruption must be intensified, placing a renewed emphasis on virtues such as honesty, righteousness, and discipline. By championing these values, societies can collaborate towards creating a golden age characterized by equality, justice, and prosperity for all. It is through these collective endeavors that a corruption-free society can be forged, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come. 

Mauritius Times ePaper Friday 16 February 2024

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