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Human Rights Celebrations Back

Human Rights means the rights relating to Life, Liberty, Equality and Dignity of the individual guaranteed by the constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by the courts in India. To mark the international Human Rights Day on 10th December, 2016, ten day programs were planned in collaboration with a few human rights organizations in Bangalore. The celebrations kick started with an inaugural function on 1st December, at 4pm at St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College, Bangalore. A wide range of topics related to the rights of AIDS patients, women’s rights, rights of the disability members, child rights, the rights to land and housing, protection of the constitution, the rights of transgender, the rights of Dalits and minorities were discussed and highlighted during these celebrations. As part of these celebrations on 2nd December 2016, a street play was performed by the students of St Joseph’s Arts and Science College on women’s rights at Shivajinagar market place. The play was appreciated and

On 6th December 2016, the institute organized a candle light vigil and march to the Vidhana Soudha along with many other like-minded NGOs to mark the significance of three events namely the death anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the demolition of Babri Masjid and the death anniversary of Nelson Mandela keeping the theme People’s movement for the Protection of Constitution. On 8th December 2016, half-day deliberations on Dalit and Minority Rights were organized at ISI Bangalore as part of the all encompassing program on Human Rights. Nearly hundred students participated in the interactive sessions and benefitted immensely in terms of knowledge. The celebrations culminated in the valedictory function at St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College, Bangalore after which representatives from participating NGOs and institutions held a candle light vigil at the Town Hall.

A.M Kanchana
Assistant,
Human Rights & Training Unit