Dr. Jacob Thomas IPS has kickstarted the movement named ‘ExcelKerala’ with the aim of achieving the goals of UN agenda 2030.

Anti-corruption crusader Jacob Thomas IPS starts movement for achieving good governance
news Anti-corruption Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 07:30

An anti-corruption movement, spearheaded by a police officer, has been started in Kerala, with the goal of achieving principles of sustainable development as laid down by the United Nations.

Dr. Jacob Thomas IPS has kickstarted the movement named ‘ExcelKerala’ with the aim of achieving the goals of UN agenda 2030. The movement attempts to ensure participation of individuals in achieving zero-corruption thereby leading to good governance.

“ExcelKerala chose sustainable development through good governance and preventing corruption is its mandate, since corruption is the number one enemy of good governance and development,” said Dr. Jacob Thomas.

The first meeting of ExcelKerala was held in Kochi on Thursday, in which people from various walks of life including filmmakers and activists took part.

Identifying corruption as a complex socio-economic phenomenon that is the greatest enemy of good governance, the partners of the movement are expected to participate in the discussion forum on the website and pick up information posted by people and follow them up, thereby building a primary source of information.

“Since the well-being and happiness of everyone is the larger purpose of good governance which is to be achieved through the targets set in the agenda 2030 UN, participation of every person having professional expertise, social commitment, integrity and courage to speak out for an excellent Kerala is essential,” Dr. Jacob Thomas elaborated.

He has often been described by the media as an “anti-corruption crusader”, since he has always been involved with anti-corruption activities. Read our story here.  

 

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