Mangaluru: In order to “Take Initiatives to Fight Against Corruption”-Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) in association with Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management held an Inter professional Collegiate Debate Competition – 2015, `Corruption in India-A Cause of Instability and Poverty’ in the Sahyadri Campus. Students of engineering, medicine, dental and management disciplines from twenty four professional colleges in Mangaluru and the Udupi region participated in the Debate Competition.
The Chief Guest Y. Ravindranath ITS, Chief Vigilance Officer, MRPL, in his inaugural address spoke on corruption and the effects of corruption. He thanked Sahyadri and the Central Vigilance Council for organizing the debate competition. The Guest of Honour P. G. Ramakrishna, General Manager (Vigilance) MRPL Mangaluru stated that Corruption is not a new word to the people for it is decades old. He urged the young minds to take initiatives to fight against corruption. Dr. Umesh. M. Bhushi, Principal Sahyadri College of Engineering, Mangalore in his presidential address stated that at the end of the debate session, the participants and the audience must have some take away to ponder on and by stating that implementing the ideas to fight against corruption will make a difference.
Y. Ravindranath and P. G. Ramakrishna gave away the cash prizes and the certificates. The first prize was bagged by Ms. Pallak Razdan and Saahil Khandewal of Manipal College Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, the second prize by Akshay Subramanian and Vishnu M. B. of A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Mangaluru and the third prize by Chris D’ Souza and Ankit K. R., St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru. The Best Debater was given to Karthik Ramakrishnan of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management. The event was co-ordinated by H. V. Manjunatha, Manager (Vigilance) MRPL and Dr. Molly Chaudhuri, HOD, Training, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management.