Greed is the main reason behind rising incidents of corruption and the only way to eradicate it is turning towards the teachings of religion. These were the words expressed by Jb Mohammed Yousuf Kanni while presiding over the symposium organized by Jamaat e Islami Hind Gulbarga on Sunday the 18th December 2011 at Rangmandir, Gulbarga. He said, our elders strived to make us independent from the British to liberate the citizens from the menace of corruption. In fact our first Prime Minister in his first address to the nation expressed the need to remove corruption and to eradicate it one has to punish the guilty by hanging on the electric pole. Unfortunately even after so many years we see no such punishment given to anybody. He said though ours is a religious country consisting of over 3lakh mosques, 25lakh temples, and many more other places of worship, the country is faced with numerable evils. The reason behind all these we have forgotten the teachings of religions and are not obeying them.
Shri B.H.Bajantri, Practicing Advocate and Principal (Rtd), Milind PU College, was worried with the increasing incidents of corruption which has engulfed all fields of human activity. To eradicate it we have to properly educate people and the younger and develop cultured manners. And make people aware of law and its punishments for crime.
Mr Maheshwar Gouda, Inspector, Karnataka Lokayukta, Gulbarga called upon people to utilize the Right to Information Act to eradicate corruption.
Jb Mohammed Ishaq, Chartered Accountant and Vice President of JIH Mangalore speaking in flourishing Kannada said the very people enact law and implement it are involved in different modes of corruption. The human beings have lost values. To eradicate all sorts of evils including corruption from our society everyone has to know his position in this world. One has to ask himself, who is he, from where has he come, what is the purpose life, who is his creator, what is his relation with his creator etc.
Sajjada Nasheen of Darga Hazrat Murtuza Qadri, Hanumsagar, Baglakote Dist called upon the people to fear God. He expressed his deep regrets for the fact that the very educated and cultured people are involved in corruption. He said it has become a way of life today. It looks that our elected corrupt representatives are making statements that imagine about our people who have elected us. He said it is time that one should understand his religion and obey its commandments. He said all these evils have entered in different field of human relations when we separated religion from politics.
Dr Basavaraj Kumnoor, Principal, Dr Ambedkar Arts and Commerce College, Gulbarga explained the definition of corruption with number of examples and modus of operandi involved in it. He also said that the main reasons for all sorts of evil are the deviation from the path of religion. One has to commit himself that he earns his livelihood with hard work.
The program started with the recitation of Quranic verses by Syed Shah Gouse Qadri, President SIO(South) and its Urdu and Kannada translation.
Jb Mohammed Ziaullah, President JIH, Gulbarga delivering the inaugural address introduced the topic of discussion and different activities undertaken by Jamaat in the city during the campaign. Jb Zulfiqar Ali, convened the program.
Huge number of people from different walks of life attended program. Many of the audience appreciated the efforts of Jamaat in organizing such programs. Though some of the speakers spoke in Urdu, the audiences listened them quietly.