Prez to address Human Rights Day function of NHRC


New Delhi, Dec 6 (UNI) President Droupadi Murmu will address the Human Rights Day function of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on December 10, the Rights body said on Tuesday.

"The NHRC is organising a function to mark the Human Rights Day on December 10 at Vigyan Bhawan. President Droupadi Murmu will grace and address the event as the chief guest in the presence of NHRC Chairperson Justice (Retd) Arun Kumar Mishra," a statement issued.

Every year on December 10, Human Rights Day is observed to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It was approved and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on this day in 1948 as a universally accepted value-based document of understanding the importance of the promotion and protection of human rights.

The theme of Human Rights Day this year is ‘Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All’ as it marks the entry of UDHR into the 75th year of its existence as well as a year-long campaign to promote and recognise it as the foundation for an expanding system of human rights protection for various sections of society amidst different challenges before humanity.

The NHRC sees the celebration of Human Rights Day as an opportunity for various stakeholders around the world to reflect on and plan their actions and duties to ensure that they do not become causes of human rights violation, the Rights body said.