Canara Bank organized two programmes in Bengaluru-Walkathon and Gram Sabha- on the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week. Walkathon was organized on November 2 from Bank’s Staff Training College, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru to Lalbagh West Gate, RV Road, Bengaluru and culminated at Staff Training College, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru. The event was inaugurated by Rakesh Sharma, MD & CEO, Canara Bank and Praveen Sinha, Additional Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi and MV Rao, Executive Director and Anil Mittal, Chief Vigilance Officer of the Bank. Awareness Gram Sabha was also held on the occasion at K Gollahalli, Mandya District on the day. Integrity Pledge was taken by the participants to affirm their commitment to fight the corruption which was followed by cultural events. Bank staff, students, customers of the bank and general public in large actively participated in the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Sharma, MD & CEO of the bank said that corruption has been one of the major obstacles to economic and social progress of our society. Hence all stake holders such as government, citizens and private sector need to work together to eradicate corruption. Towards this, our bank has arranged a ‘Walkathon’, which is a step in that direction and have involved young students, general public and staff to bring awareness in the society. He expressed that such awareness would bring change in our society in the days to come.

Praveen Sinha, Additional Secretary, CVC while appreciating the initiatives taken by Canara Bank in creating awareness in the society through Walkathon, called for more efforts in making India corruption free.

Anil Mittal, Chief Vigilance Officer, Canara Bank called upon the Canarities and public in general  to make the vision of corruption free India a reality and he said that Canara Bank has taken a lead in creating awareness among public in great manner by organizing Walkathon.

Awareness Gram Sabha was also held on the occasion at K Gollahalli, Mandya District. Praveen Sinha, Additional Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission graced the occasion. Customers,  farmers, students (numbering around 400) atternded the Sabha. Anil Mittal, Chief Vigilance Officer of Canara Bank, M Chiniwar, General Manager, Canara Bank, Bengaluru and other Executives were present in the Sabha. Integrity Pledge was taken by the participants to affirm their commitment to fight the Corruption. Cultural events were also held in the Sabha.