Vigilance Awareness Week was observed from 27 October 2020 to 2 November 2020 in all the three campuses of ICAR-IISR namely, IISR head quarters at Chelavoor, Kozhikode; Regional station at Appangala and Experimental Farm at Peruvannamuzhi. The week started with the Integrity Pledge taken by all the staff members of the institute in their respective centres at 11.00 am on 27th October, in all the stations. Various programmes were organized to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in public life and also to bring in awareness of the harmful effects and gravity of corruption and the need for having a vigilant society to prevent corruption based on the theme “Vigilant India, Prosperous India” for this year.
E-pledge was taken by the staffs, who have not taken it previously, at all the three campus.
Three programmes were conducted in the main campus during the week, keeping the theme of this year “Vigilant India, Prosperous India”. Slogan writing competition both in Malayalam and English, and Essay writing competition in English and Malayalam for staff was conducted based on this year’s team. As a part of Vigilance Awareness Week 2020, an online lecture on “Conduct Rules” at 3.00 pm on 30-10-2020 by Shri Ashish Roy, Ex Joint Director (Administration) and Registrar, ICAR-National Academy for Agricultural Research Management (ICAR-NAARM), Hyderabad was organized at the campus for the benefit of entire staff of the institute. A total of 49 persons took benefit of the lecture.
The Valedictory Function of the VAW- 2020 was held on 2nd November at 2.30 pm in the institute. Dr. A. Ishwara Bhat, Vigilance Officer of the institute welcomed the gathering and gave a presentation on the various activities conducted during VAW-2020 in all three campuses of the Institute. Dr. S.J. Eapen, Director of the institute gave the presidential address. Dr Anitha Karun, Director, ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (ICAR-CPCRI), Kasaragod was the Chief Guest. All staff members including those from the Regional Station, Appangala and Experimental Farm, Peruvannamuzhi joined the programme onlne through CISCO WeBex platform. She spoke on the various measures taken to promote personal integrity and prevent corruption and also explained to the audience the various steps taken to help the public when they report corruption and how to report corruption without fear.
Prizes were distributed to the winners during the Valedictory function. The programme came to an end with a Vote of thanks proposed by Mr. John George, Chief Technical Officer.