YBS for Ethical Governance
“Every citizen of India must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right in this country but with certain duties”
– Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
About the Samman
The Yashraj Bharati Samman for Ethical Governance has been instituted to recognise and celebrate the work of individuals/organisations/institutions/social enterprises that promote ethical practices in governance structures in India. Awardee profiles in this category can be varied and the eligible categories have been listed below:
Promote Ethics in Governance
Indian Political Structure
Decision Making Process
The ethos of India doesn’t allow for the corruption of one’s soul. Acharya Kriplani had once remarked during a session of the Constituent Assembly of India:
Despite all this, corruption has continued to be a major issue for this country . This is a bane that can be warded off only through a conscious effort on part of all the citizens of our great country. Fair practices, accountability and complete transparency in all sectors of public dealings can pave the path to a new corruption-free India. But without conscious efforts to weed out corruption, we cannot hope for a better future.
Governance and ethics go hand in hand. Without ethical practices in place, the administrative framework of a nation or any social structure, for that matter, collapses. In the absence of ethical practices in public service, corruption becomes rampant. This not only impedes administrative functions of the governing bodies, but also causes disruption of public life. This ultimately acts as a deadweight that drags a nation down.
The Silver Lining
As Swami Vivekananda once stated that:
"The world will change if we change; if we are pure, the world will become pure."
Indeed, the forces of change in the field of promoting ethical governance practices have come from within our society and strived to change the grim reality of corrupt practices in India.
Corruption and its cure has been a major topic of discussion in India for a very long time. Whistle blowers have laid bare instances of embezzlement, bribery and other forms of corruption from time to time. They have acted as the conscience of this great nation and done great service to our people. But are these people celebrated as heroes of the nation? This is a question we need to ask ourselves.
The Yashraj Research Foundation seeks to honour citizens and/or organisations, who have made it their mission to promote transparency and ethical practices in public service. We believe that the warriors for truth amid us strive every day to add objectivity to all the decision making processes in place at various levels in our social and administrative framework. These great human beings need to be celebrated as icons of morality and ethics.