Students to voice their concern on Extortionary Corruption at Gujarat NRE National Integrity Theme Presentation Contest in I-Fest 2012 at Nirma Univeristy

Ahmedabad, 9th October 2012: ISTE Students’ Chapter of Nirma University is organising its 5th Annual Techno-Cultural Colloquium I-Fest’12 from 11-13th October 2012. I-Fest’12 is aimed at bringing out the best of the brightest minds in colleges across the nation, with an aim to bring out the talents of all the budding engineers by amalgamating their technical and cultural aspects.

Gujarat NRE National Integrity Theme Presentation contest has been an annual event in I-Fest for last few years. The theme of this year’s contest is Removal of Extortionary Corruption – Key to Empowering the Indian Citizen. Young minds from across various parts of the country have participated enthusiastically and the organisers have been flooded with entries. The young minds were too keen to speak out their minds on the corruption which affects them and the common man in his day to day life.

It is Collusive Corruption and not Extortionary Corruption that garners the maximum attention – be it in media or among civil society members. We somehow miss to speak on extortionary corruption though it affects the ‘aam admi’, which causes harassment for him day in and day out. The finalists of the contest who would participate in a panel discussion on 12th October at NIRMA University  are Aarsh Shah, Sahil Shah, Manan Chandarana and Barkha Agrawal & Jeel Upadhayay.

The contest would be judged by a renowned panel of judges. The judges include Mr D R Kaarthikeyan, Former Director, CBI; Mr J K Chandra, Head of Doordarshan- Ahmedabad; Ms Jumana Shah, Chief Reporting Officer, DNA; Mr Yatindra Sharma, Managing Director, KHS Machinery and Mr Arun Kumar Jagatramka, Chairman & Managing Director Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd.