NARAYANA MURTHY FLAYS ABSENCE OF PM AND IOC AT INTEGRITY AWARD
March 24: Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy flayed the absence of any representative from Indian Oil Corporation Limited or the Centre at a function in Bangalore to give away the award instituted in memory of Manjunath Shanmugam, an IOCL sales officer who was murdered for exposing the oil mafia.
"I am sad that today here we do not have any representative from IOC, an organisation that Manjunath fought for. I am sad we do not have at least one symbolic representative from the Government of India", he said, presenting the first Manjunath Shanmugam Trust's award for 2007 to Prof R P Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
"Ideally a person like the Prime Minister should have been present as he knows the importance of honesty, integrity and ideals. Dr Manmohan Singh is one of the finest and most honest politicians in the country", he said.
The award has been instituted for deserving candidates who have reported and worked to rectify corrupt practices in government, public or corporate life.