The function will be presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"Corruption has assumed centre stage in public discourse in recent times. From being a concern only at the ethical level for individuals and institutions, it has become a social and political concern that is getting articulated in social and political terms,” an official release issued on Thursday said citing importance of the function.

"In view of the change in the dynamics of the public discourse, there is a need to reassess the issues and concerns that animate the narrative of discourse. There is a growing demand for good governance and corruption free society from the people of India," the release said.

Seminars on a number of themes including 'Combating Corruption, Role of Accountability Institutions, Investigating Agencies, Civil Society and Media' will also be organized to mark the function.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Law Minister Kapil Sibal, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, CBDT chairperson Sudha Sharma, former CVC Pratyush Sinha, former CAG Vinod Rai and former Vigilance Commissioner R Sri Kumar will be attending different sessions to discuss anti-corruption measures.

A commemorative stamp will also be released on the occasion. Chief Justice of India, Justice P Sathasivam will preside over the valedictory function on February 12.

CVC, the apex anti-corruption institution of the country, was set up on February 11, 1964.


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