NHRC to hold human rights seminar at Gauhati University

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission is organising a two-day National Seminar on ‘Global Thinking on Human Rights.

A Dialogue’ in collaboration with the University of Gauhati, Assam at the Fanidhar Dutt Auditorium of the University from 21st to 22nd January, 2016.

S.C. Sinha, Member, NHRC will inaugurate the seminar as the Chief Guest. Prof. Arun Kamal, noted Poet and Historian, Patna will deliver the Keynote Address. Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice-Chancellor, University of Gauhati will preside over the Seminar. S.N. Mohanty, Secretary General, NHRC will also address the gathering.

The seminar is a part of a series of seminars being organised by the NHRC in collaboration with different institutions in different places of the country to build awareness about the importance of protection and promotion of human rights and related issues.

The seminar has been divided into four academic sessions apart from the inaugural and concluding sessions. The subjects for discussion in the four academic sessions include, ‘Present Global Thinking with regard to Human Rights’, ‘Media, Society and Human Rights: Present Global Scenario’, ‘Global Thinking, Police and Human Rights’ and ‘Social Multiplicity of North-East and Human Rights’.

Several prominent speakers would include, among others, Prof. D.P. Verma, Dean, Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Rahul Dev, senior journalist and writer, Delhi, Dr. Subhash Sharma, IAS, litterateur and writer, Delhi and Prof. Apurba Kumar Barua, University of Gauhati.

Dr. Justice Aftab H. Saikia, Chairperson, Assam State Human Rights Commission will be addressing the concluding session of the seminar on the 22nd January, 2016. Dr. Ranjit Singh, JS and Dr. Sanjay Dubey, Director, NHRC will also address the gathering among other NHRC officers. (ANI)