The Anjuman Art’s, Science, Commerce College & PG Studies in English celebrated ‘World Human Rights Day’ on 10th December 2020 under IQAC initiative. The event was inaugurated by Dr.A.N.Chattarki, Principal of the college. He opined that celebration and spreading awareness of Human Rights is commendable. It encompasses all rights of an individual. Mrs. Roosevelt the 1st lady of the world contributed to the cause of human rights and Mrs.Hansaben Mehta also worked in the field of Human Rights and Gender Equality. He said that we can make a beginning by living upto the vision of equal rights and equal dignity of women. He also pointed out at the unfortunate series of incidents against women in the recent past throughout the world. The ideal way to commemorate Human Rights Day is to live up to the spirit of the sacred text of (UDHR) Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948. He also highlighted on children’s and laborer’s human rights. He praised the activities of NHRC in protecting the rights of the individuals.
Prof. M Maheen Guest Speaker expressed his views on ‘World Human Rights Day’. He said the whole world celebrates IHRD on 10th December every year except South Africa which celebrates on 21st March for their own political reasons. He opined that the UDHR is considered the foundation of the text of human and civil rights. He opined that the political parties and some organizations due to their vested interests are dividing the nation and violating human rights on religious basis. They are spoiling the spirit of brotherhood. Judiciary is not playing its own judiciously, people are not getting justice and losing faith in judiciary. No one should be arbitrarily deprived of the nationality, property, freedom of thought, conscience, religion etc. He also laid stress on corruption as one of the violations of the human rights. People are unaware of their human rights, awareness of the human rights among all is the need of the hour. He laid importance of human rights education, it is the moral education, it moldsone’s character and also responsibility to develop the personality of the youth. Human rights education should start from the school and college as education us the fundamental right and is essential to exercise other human rights. It empowers a person to lead a life of dignity. The concept of one nation, one language will be destroyed. The enemies of human rights should be recognized and eliminated. One should continuously make efforts to uplift the dignity of human rights by spreading awareness among the public in general.
Dr. Ruqqia R Hashmi Programme Coordinator, welcomed and introduced the guest speaker as well as proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Syed Kalimulla Basheban initiated the event by verses of the Holy Quran. Shri. Suleman Hattarkihal gave technical assistance throughout the event. Dr. M A Gadyal -IQAC coordinator graced the occasion with his presence. More than 400 participants viewed and benefitted by understanding the need of human rights awareness in their daily life and the importance of celebrating this International Human Rights Day.