NHRC National Seminar on Poverty, Corruption & Human Rights at Santiniketan, West Bengal on 19th-20th August, 2019 (16.08.2019)

New Delhi, 17th August, 2019

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India & Visva-Bhrati, Shantiniketan are jointly organizing a “National Seminar on Poverty, Corruption & Human Rights” at Auditorium, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, Kolkata, West Bengal on 19th -20th August, 2019. It will be inaugurated by Mr. Justice P.C. Ghose, Chairperson, Lokpal, India.

The Keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Member NHRC and the Presidential address will be delivered by Professor Bidyut Chakrabary, Vice-Chancellor, Viswa-Bharati, Santiniketan. Mr. Jaideep Govind, Secretary General, NHRC will speak as the Guest of Honor among the other prominent speakers in the inaugural session including Mr. Dilip Kumar, Joint Secretary (A&R), NHRC.

The Commission has been organizing such national seminars since last 15 years to discuss important issues of human rights issues with the academia, research scholars and students of different Universities to spread awareness about various aspects of human rights.

Besides the inaugural & valedictory sessions, the Seminar has been divided into four academic sessions. These are: “Globalization, corruption and Challenges of HR”, “Poverty: Cultural & Literary References”, “Development, Poverty & Human Rights” & “Rights of Marginalized & Role of Media”.

The participants will include, among others, Prof. Madhu Bhalla, Delhi, Vice Chairperson, Transparency International India, Prof. Anand Kumar, Delhi, Renowned Sociologist & Activist, Ms. Hasina Kharbhih, Shillong, Founder of Impulse NGO, Ms. Mamta Singh, IPS Delhi, Chief Vigilance Officer, SPMCIL, Prof. Soma Bandopadhyay, Kolkata, Vice-Chancellor, WBUTTEPA, Dr. D.M. Diwakar, Patna, A.N. Sinha Institute of social Sciences, Prof. Kumkum Bhattacharya, Prof. Biplab Loha Chowdhury, Dr. Tanusree Paul, Dr. Mausumi Bhattacharyya, Visva-Bharati University, Mr. Rahul Dev, Gurugram, Sr. Journalist & Writer, Mr. Nava J. Thakuria, Guwahati, Sr. Journalist & Writer,Ms. Nidhi Kulpati, Delhi, NDTV, India.