Aizawl, Nov 9: The anti-corruption watchdog, People Right to Information and Development Implementing Society of Mizoram (PRISM) would stage youth rally in the state capital Aizawl on 11 December in protest against corruption.
Speaking to media in a press conference, Prism secretary RL Liantluanga said they have invited Aizawl Thunder (biker club) to join the proposed rally which would be the first step for the Mizo youth to collectively protest the pervasive corruption in the state.
The proposed youth rally will begin from 1 pm after registration till 12 noon on 11 December during which renowned singers and Mizo comedians are expected to showcase their enthralling performance. A beef party will also be organized at the end of the rally in protest against beef ban, Liantluanga said.
Besides short speech from various dignitaries, various competitions including SMS typing, slogan writing and painting competition reflecting anti-corruption will be organized at the event.
Some renowned persons selected by the Youth Rally Organising Committee, who have achieved distinction among Mizo for their outstanding contribution to the society would be commemorated along with the selection of Rally Miss on the occasion.
Established on 1 August, 2006, Prism has been functioned as anti corruption watchdog with 70500 members across the state having its general headquarter in Aizawl and sub-headquarter in Lunglei. Besides, it has district headquarter in Champhai and sub- district headquarter in Khawzawl.
The organisation, since its inception has convened 3 conventions on corruption during 2007 -13. It has submitted 53 proposals and 43 complaints to the state government and registered 67 FIRs with CBI and state ACB. Besides these, the organisation has submitted 2 PIL to the Supreme Court and 11 PIL to a high court. As many as 297 people have been convicted on corruption charges and Rs 1,800 crore has been saved due to the anti-corruption measure taken by Prism.