Social activist Swami Agnivesh, who was invited as thechief guest at the conference held to promote communal harmonyamong people, said that corruption is the biggest challengefaced by the country today and the people will have to launcha "collective battle" to defeat the menace.
Raising the issue of black money stashed abroad, he said,"Lakhs of crores of black money is stashed abroad and thegovernment is not taking appropriate measures to bring itback. It is the people''s money and we will have to fight toget it back."
Maulana Ehteshamul Hasan of Deoband said that it isessential to promote communal harmony in the country and wecan only progress when we work together to deal with ourproblems.
Issues like dowry, female foeticide and alcoholism werealso deliberated in the conference. PTI CORR KAP