“Corruption is the manifestation of the failure of core values in the society.” In your opinion, what measures can be adopted to uplift the core values in the society?

Model Answer


Corruption leads to denying others their due. This shows a lack of core values like sensitivity, empathy and care for others.



Role of Families:

  • Parents teaching honesty through examples like paying taxes diligently, following rules.
  • Grandparents sharing stories of exemplary leaders like Gandhiji to inspire values.

Promoting Value Education:

  • National Service Scheme (NSS) in schools promotes values through community service.
  • Value education made compulsory in schools after NEP 2020.

Community Engagement:

  • Campaigns like Jaago Re! by Tata Tea promoted voter awareness and civic duties.
  • Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) carried out mass campaigns to spread awareness about RTI.

Inner value transformation:

  • Curb greed and promote contentment. Adhering to Buddha’s teachings to control desire and find happiness.
  • Yoga Day initiatives aim at wellness and cultivating discipline.

Reforming Governance:

  • Promoting Probity and demonstration of accountability in public office
  • Encouraging the use of conscience for decision-making.
  • Recognize and reward honest officers

Encourage community participation in civic life. E.g., Success of Bhagidari initiative in Delhi.


Core values let us live in a society like different cells in the organism – with harmony and cooperation, leading to the absence of corruption.

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