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NHRC to celebrate its Silver Jubilee on Oct 12, PM Modi to be Chief Guest

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New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC), India, is completing 25 years of its existence with its 26th Foundation Day on October 12, 2018. The Commission was set up on October 12, 1993, under the Protection of Human Rights Act, passed by Parliament.

Extended Silver Jubilee celebrations, spilling over three days, are being organized to mark the occasion. This begins with a special function at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on October 12, which will be addressed by Prime Minister  Narendra Modi as the Chief Guest in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications, Manoj Sinha.

A commemorative first day postal cover and stamp will be released besides the launching of a new version of the NHRC website on the occasion.

On October 13, 2018, from 4 pm to 8.15 pm, the Commission is organizing a ‘Human Rights Mela’ and ‘Human Rights Street Theatre Festival’ at the amphitheatre arena of Central Park, Rajiv Chowk (Connaught Place), New Delhi. The cultural extravaganza, open for public, will be inaugurated by NHRC Chairperson, Justice H L Dattu. The street theatre festival will begin from 6 pm. Seven street plays by seven shortlisted theatre groups will be performed.  Each will be of 10-15 minutes duration.

Out of these seven plays, the three best will be given the first, second and third prizes of Rs 1,00,000, Rs 60,000, and Rs 40,000. It is going to be an evening of fun, entertainment, education and information with focus on motivating people to stand up for the promotion and protection of human rights. Stalls will be set up around the amphitheatre by leading NGOs, like Help Age India, Bachpan Bachoo Andolan, Delhi police, Paramilitary forces, Tihar Central jail besides the NHRC showcasing their work. Some books, literature and articles will also be available for sale at the stalls, according to an NHRC release.

On October 14, 2018, the Commission is organizing a Human Rights Walk to generate awareness about various aspects of human rights. It is open for participation for all. The walk will be flagged by Olympic and Commonwealth medal winners including Member of Parliament Mary Kom (Boxer), Sushil Kumar (Wrestler) and Vijay Kumar (Shooter) from 7 am at Nehru Park, Gate No. 1, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

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