NHRC's month long 'Winter Internship Programme' concludes (17.01.2018)

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New Delhi, 17th January, 2018

The National Human Rights Commission's much sought after one month long 'Winter Internship Programme' on human rights for university and college students concluded in New Delhi today on the 17th January, 2018. Total 49 interns, including 25 girls and 24 boys from 15 States of the country attended this programme, which began on the 19th December, 2017. The aim of the internship is to raise awareness among the students about human rights and sensitise them on various related issues.

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Addressing the valedictory session, Mr. Ambuj Sharma, Secretary General, NHRC congratulated the interns on successful completion of internship. He expressed the hope that the interns would contribute to the Commission's endeavour towards the promotion and protection of human rights by being ambassadors of human rights. He lauded their efforts in preparing research studies on important issues of human rights, which he said would be useful material for further analysis by the Research Wing of the Commission.

Later, he gave away the certificates of internship and the cash awards for the best interns. The first award of Rs. 6,000/- was given to Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Mr. Chinmay Anand Panigrah got Rs. 5,000/- as the second best interns and Mr. Saijeet Pratap Singh got the third award of Rs. 4,000/-.

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 Central Jail, Mandoli, Delhi, District Jail Dasna, Ghaziabad and five Delhi Police Stations. They also made presentation on their visits and prepared research studies on various aspects of human rights.

Dr. Ranjit Singh, JS (P&A), and other senior officers of the Commission were present on the occasion.

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