NHRC’s month long winter internship programme concludes (15.01.2020)

New Delhi, 15th January, 2020

The month long winter internship programme of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India concluded at its premises in New Delhi today. The Commission organizes month long winter and summer internships every year. This was the 34th internship. 62 post graduate level students, mainly from law and social sciences streams, representing different colleges and universities in the country attended it and received certificates.


Addressing the valedictory session, Dr. D.M.Mulay, NHRC congratulated the interns for the successful completion of their training and expressed the hope that they would use it for the promotion and protection of human rights. He said that not much jargon is required to understand and explain the concept of human rights. Sensitivity ensures protection of human rights.

Earlier, Mr. Jaideep Govind, Secretary General, NHRC described them as the ambassadors of the Commission for expanding its outreach for the cause of human rights and wished them good luck for their future careers. Mr. Rajit Punhani, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs also interacted with the interns as a part of the valedictory function on “How to increase the outreach of human rights”. Director General (Investigation), Mr. Prabhat Singh, Registrar Law, Mr. Surajit Dey, Joint Secretary (P & T), Mrs. Anita Sinha and other senior officers were present.

During the internship, the students were exposed to various aspects of human rights including international covenants and domestic laws, mandate and functioning of the NHRC, India. Besides the NHRC Members, Mr. Justice P.C. Pant and Mrs. Jyotika Kalra and senior officers, many renowned subject specialists, experts, Secretaries in key Ministries and other senior functionaries interacted with them. They were also taken for field visits to prisons, police stations and NGOs for the first hand experience of working there. They were also guided to write dissertation on some important issues of human rights.