Sri Sri Ravi Shankar seeks corruption watchdog

January 13th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Wednesday said there was a need to set up an “independent body” to keep a check on corruption and financial scams.”Agencies that are supposed to check the scams are also involved in the same scams. We need to have people of character and honesty to check corruption. Such a body must be positioned independent from the government,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar told reporters.

“It should be set up to check the wrong doings in all spheres of public life,” the spiritual leader said.

Talking about the government, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that it must concentrate more on “gross domestic happiness” rather than “gross domestic product”.

“There should be prosperity with happiness. Greed comes because of insecurity…lack of religiousness has resulted in corruption,” he said.

The spiritual guru lauded the role of media in exposing the scams and said that without the media acting as a public watchdog, such ills would have been buried unnoticed.

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