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Peace Channel stands for Human Rights

By EMN Updated: Dec 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Organisers and participants show the victory sign during the Human Rights programme.

Dimapur, Dec. 11 (EMN): The local motivational and capacity development group, Peace Channel, commemorated Human Rights Day with the slogan “Lets stand up for Equality, Justice and Human Dignity,” on Dec. 11 at the Asissi Centre for Integrated Development, in Dimapur.

The main objective of commemorating Human Rights Day was to promote Human Rights among the people “all around the world,” updates from the organisers stated on Tuesday. The other objectives were to emphasize the endeavours of the United Nations General Assembly in order to progress the overall human rights conditions; to get together and celebrate in cooperation to discuss and highlight the specific issues of the human rights and to encourage the vulnerable group of people like women, minorities, youth, poor, disabled person, indigenous people and etc., to take part in this event celebration and political decision-making.

A lecturer at City Law College, Elizabeth Humtsoe was the resource person for the programme. She emphasised on the evolution of Human rights. She said that rights have been in existence but the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was officially adopted in the year 1948. She highlighted the Preamble of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

‘She also convened that there will be no justice without recognizing Human Rights. Reflecting on the various violations of the human rights in our society, she has also highlighted number of examples which is very prevalent in the present scenario,’ the updates stated.

Humtsoe also encouraged the participants to fights against any form of violence in own daily lives and stand up for our rights that “will protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.”  She concluded the session with a pledge for Human Rights, which was taken by the participants ‘to accept and respect everybody’s rights and stand for justice,’ the updates stated.

Another speaker for the event was Ajay Sethi, an associate member of Peace Channel. He encouraged the participants talking about Karma in the context of action, work or deed. It also refers to the principle of cause and effect where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of an individual, the updates stated.

“He also motivated the participants to do the best for oneself and for others. We must learn to accept others in spite of their differences and forgive the wrong doers,” the press release quoted him as having stated.

Further, a researcher at Peace Channel, Garrol Lotha, spoke about various types of conflict and different causes that lead to conflict. She talked about the various ways of tackling conflict situations positively.’

“She then highlighted on different issues that are prevalent in our society between different age groups and how to look into those issues through analytical thinking and finding the root cause of the conflict and solving it non-violently. She also encouraged the participants to have peace within oneself and promote peace in the society,” the press release stated.

Altogether 170 participants including members of the organisation’s Peace Club and teacher co-coordinators from different educational institutions, among others, attended the programme, the updates stated.

By EMN Updated: Dec 11, 2018 11:11:40 pm