Society needs to understand importance of human rights: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the importance of human rights and inculcating them into practice, saying it is the very basis of his government's 'Sab ka saath, sab ka vikas' principle. The Prime Minister made these remarks while referring to the role of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) which will complete 25 years next month. Here's more on it.
PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat'
"As a society, we need to understand the importance of human rights and inculcate them into practice, this is the very basis of 'sab ka saath, sab ka vikas' (collective efforts, inclusive growth)," PM Modi said in his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address.
NHRC has also promoted respect for human dignity, says Modi
Modi said many provisions were inserted in the Constitution to protect the fundamental rights of poor and inspired by it, NHRC was formed on October 12, 1993. "The NHRC has not only protected human rights but has also promoted respect for human dignity over the years," he said, recalling late Atal Bihari Vajpayee's words that human rights are not an alien concept for us.
NHRC has created an atmosphere of hope in countrymen: Modi
PM Modi said that the human rights watchdog has instilled widespread awareness about human rights and has played an important role in preventing their misuse. "In its journey of 25 years, it has created an atmosphere of hope and confidence in the countrymen. For a healthy society, and for lofty democratic values, I feel that it is a very hope inspiring event," he said.