Wiping tears of those whose rights have been violated is the most enriching experience, says NHRC Chairperson, Justice Shri H.L. Dattu (24.01.2017)
New Delhi, 24th January, 2017
Justice Shri H.L. Dattu, Chairperson, NHRC today said that the most enriching experience in life would be to wipe tears of those whose rights have been violated. He was addressing the valedictory session of the month long 16th Winter Internship programme of the Commission.
Congratulating the interns on the successful completion of their internship, Justice Dattu said that the real fruit of their exposures to various aspects of human rights and related laws would be when they would take up the issues of human rights violations of others in the far flung areas of the country either with the State Human Rights Commissions or the National Human Rights Commission. They should spread awareness about human rights and do something for society by wiping tears of those whose rights have been violated.
Justice Dattu felt that in order to have more in-depth understanding of human rights issues like human trafficking, rights of disabled persons, women, children, bonded labourers etc the Commission may consider increasing the duration of the internship programme by two to three months.
50 students from Universities and colleges of 18 States and Union Territories completed their internship. They included 33 girls and 17 boys. NHRC Member, Justice Shri D. Murugesan gave away the awards for the best interns. First award of Rs. 5,000/- was given to Ms. Shreeja Kumar. Ms. Selva Maheshwari.S and Ms. Gunjan Bhagchandani got Rs. 3,500/- each as the second best interns. Ms. Raman Virk got the third award of Rs. 3,000/-. The NHRC Member, Shri S.C. Sinha gave away the certificates of internships to the participants.
The interns were given exposure to various aspects of human rights by eminent persons and senior officers of the Commission. They were taken for visits to Tihar Jail, Dasna Jail, five Delhi Police Stations and Juvenile Home 'PRAYAS'. They also made presentation on their visits and prepared research studies on various aspects of human rights.
Senior officers of the Commission including Secretary General, Shri S.N. Mohanty, JS(Training), Shri J.S. Kochher, JS(P&A), Dr. Ranjit Singh, DIG, Ms. Chhaya Sharma, Director, Dr. Sanjay Dubey and others seniors officers of the Commission were present on the occasion.