NHRC presents awards to three writers for their original books in Hindi ( 14.11.2019)

Dated: 14th November, 2019

The National Human Rights Commission today awarded the three writers under its Mahatma Gandhi biennial Hindi writing Scheme for the year 2016-17. The first prize of Rs. 75,000/- was given to Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh for his book “Manav Adhikar Evam Mahilaein”. The second prize of Rs. 50,000/- was presented to Dr. Dhananjay Chopra for his book “Manavadhikar, media Aur Jan Sarokar”. The third prize of Rs. 40,000/- was given to Dr. Sanjula Thanvi for her book “Mahila Adhikaron Evam Netritava Say Gram Sanchetna”.

The biennial award scheme for creative writing awards in Hindi is being run by the Commission since 1998. Its objective is to promote original writing in Hindi on various aspects and subjects related to human rights and to promote awareness about them and unity at National level on human sentiments. The awards were decided by selection committee headed by NHRC Member, Dr. Dhyaneshwar Mulay.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Dr. Mulay said that the Government of India should encourage original work in its official functioning. Hindi cannot progress well unless it is used by our representatives at international level like the leaders of the other countries use their respective languages. It cannot become official language of United Nations if we do not use it ourselves at international forum. He said that every month 30 to 50 languages are dying; if the trend continues a danger is also lurking for Hindi.

Dr. Mulay said that a good piece of writing is the ones which makes people think. He congratulated the winners of the awards and expressed the hope that such efforts by different stakeholders will prove to be a step in right direction to promote Hindi. On the occasion, the various officers and staff of the Commission, who won competitions during the Hindi fortnight from 14-29 September, 2019 were also awarded. NHRC Secretary General, Mr. Jaideep Govind, Registrar (Law), Mr. Surajit Dey, Director, Dr. Sanjay Dubey and other Senior Officers and the Staff and the family members of the awarded writers were present.