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Oct 12, 2018
9:18PM

PM Modi inaugurates Silver Jubilee celebrations of NHRC; Says govt committed to improve lives of people by ensuring their rights

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said National Human Rights Commission has an important role to play in government's efforts to achieve sustainable development goals. Addressing an event in New Delhi to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the NHRC, Mr Modi said the government is committed to improve the lives of people by ensuring their rights.

Mr Modi cited Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Swachh Bharat, Saubhagya Yojana as schemes aimed towards providing dignified life for all. He said government is moving ahead with the aim of employment for all, education for all and health care for all.

The Prime Minister stated that, government brought triple talaq bill to ensure the rights of Muslim women. He said the government also worked for rights of persons with disabilities. He said social media can play a big role in spreading awareness about human rights. He also hailed the Ayushmaan Bharat scheme, saying 50,000 people have benefited from it within two and a half weeks of its launch.

Prime Minister said NHRC has acted as the voice of the weaker sections and played an important role in the nation-building. He said during the last four years, serious efforts have been made to raise the dignity of the oppressed section of the society.  He said, during the dark period of emergency, human rights were violated but people of the country worked hard to regain these rights.

Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, NHRC has a very important place in country's institutional framework. He said, women rights are equally important and government is working towards providing safe environment to women.

In his address, NHRC Chairman  Justice HL Dattu said, the commission's constant endeavor has been to make itself more accessible to people.

On the occasion, Mr Modi issued a Postage Stamp and Special Cover. He also launched the new version of the NHRC website, which is more user-friendly and accessible to persons with special needs. 

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications Manoj Sinha was also present on the occasion.

The NHRC was set up on the 12th October, 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act, passed by Parliament.
 

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