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New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India, starts its series of Silver Jubilee Celebrations on September 5, 2018, with a composite programme focusing on its engagement with various media platforms. For this, it has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication ( IIMC), New Delhi.

The programmes include a panel discussion with senior journalists on the ‘Role of Media in Creating Awareness on Human Rights’, Release of NHRC Documentary Film, Screening of NHRC award winning Short Films -2018, and Presentation of Human Rights Short Film awards.

Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad, Chairman, Press Council of India, will be the Chief Guest of the function to be attended by the NHRC Chairperson, Members, Secretary General and senior officers, DG, IIMC, Faculty and students of IIMC and other media institutions, representatives of civil society, media etc, according to an NHRC release.

The NHRC is an institution compliant with UN mandated Paris Principles and having an ‘A’ status of accreditation with Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) besides being a founder member of the Asia Pacific Forum (APF).

Disposal of more than 17 lakh cases, payment of more than one billion rupees to the victims of human rights violations by various state agencies on the recommendations of the Commission, more than 750 spot inquiries, 20 open hearings and 25 camp sittings covering the length and breadth of the country, reviews and comments on over 40 Bills and legislations, conduct of more than 200 seminars, conferences and workshops, 27 month-long internships, 1,300 attachment programmes, more than thousand sponsored awareness trainings through various institutions and NGOs, more than 50 publications besides about 25 volumes of nearly 300 monthly Newsletters in English and Hindi, hundreds of media reports etc bear a testimony to the NHRC’s multi-dimensional work  for the cause of human rights during its first 25 years.


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