International Anti-Corruption Day

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The ACC observes International Anti-Corruption Day 9 December every year. In 2015 rally was held in the morning and a human chain was formed to mark the day both in the capital and across the country with the help of Corruption Prevention Committees.

Publications

One of the most effective ways to prevent corruption is to ignite a sense of ethics among people. The traditional religious institutions of the society could play a crucial role in this regard. The Commission brought out a book lot of religious sermons in April 2011 titled “Dire Consequences of Corruption” for the imams and religious leaders. The booklet compiled statements from the Holy Quran and Holy Tradition condemning corruption to be delivered during Friday prayers as religious sermons. The booklet was distributed in mosques and other religious institutions in the country through the integrated district offices of the ACC and Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh at free of cost.

From March 2012, ACC started publishing its Quarterly titled Dudok Darpan. The 1st issue of Dudok Darpan was published on March 26, 2012.

In February 2011, a postage stamp was unveiled t the ACC Headquarters that used different anti-corruption slogans.

Promotional activities

In addition to mobilizing people and publication of materials, the ACC undertook some promotional activities as well. It placed advertisements against corruption in the leading national dailies. With the help of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BRTC), the mobile phone users were sent text messages to refrain from corruption.

Some billboards, sponsored by commercial banks, were placed aimed at accelerating the fight against corruption by drawing attention of the pedestrians. On the occasion of Corruption Prevention Week and International Anti-Corruption Day, T-shirts showing slogans against corruption were distributed among laborers. Thousands of posters were printed and put against the walls in different parts of Bangladesh including the capital. The posters read: “Say No to Corruption”, both the bribe-giver and receiver will be burnt in the fire of hell” and “Prevent corruption to save the country”.

Some of the Anti-Corruption posters were put in all police stations with the anticipation that it would inform the citizens of their rights as well as remind the officers-on-duty what they were obliged to provide the people.