Addressing a packed house, Mr. Santosh Hegde in his intense 45 minutes talk spoke of the social degradation in the society and said that there are innumerable ways in which people are harassed by the Governance. There is unbelievable corruption and mal-administration because people in power have over the years allowed corruption to seep deep into the society, he said. Pointing out that “Greed over need is a disease”, Mr. Hegde said that the greed for money is so high that even some professionals have become corrupt. In the present scenario therefore, the system of Ombudsman is very important to check the malignant growth of corruption, he said.
He asked SAP Labs employees not to lose hope and banish negative thoughts of the impossibility of a change in the society. He appealed to them not to forget to cast their franchise. Mr. Hegde said that if he had the power he would make voting compulsory, give people the right to recall their elected representatives if they did not walk their talk and make sure that the election expenses were monitored by the election commission.
Appreciating the stand taken by Anna Hazare in stemming corruption in the country using the Lok Pal Bill, he encouraged the employees to stand and fight corruption at every level. To a question, would Lok Pal Bill completely weed out corruption, Mr. Hegde said that while it would not, the passing of the Bill would play an effective role in checking corruption and serve as a watchdog.
SAP Labs Leadership forum has witnessed leaders and professionals who have come forward to share their experiences and learning’s. SAP Labs believes that the learning curve can be enhanced by proactively engaging with leaders from various cross sections of the society. Thought leader whether a mountaineer or a visionary president or an industry mentor can all contribute immensely in influencing young professionals to get a direction towards positive growth and success. Taking this vision forward, the company is constantly innovating to introduce new initiatives for its people engagement program.
About Leadership Talk Series @ SAP Labs India:
The Leadership Talk Series is an ongoing effort at SAP Labs to give employees an opportunity to hear and interact with renowned personalities from all walks of life. The initiative in the past has had eminent personalities like Dr. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Harsha Bhogle, Sir Mark Tully, Rahul Bose, Ramachandra Guha and Narayana Murthy to name a few, addressing the employees.