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GDC Akhnoor Celebrates International Human Rights Day

Akhnoor, 10 December, 2010: Govt Degree College Akhnoor celebrates the International Human Rights Day in the college premises here today.  The Red Cross Unit of College organized a brief but impressive programme to mark the 62nd anniversary of adoption of universal declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by United Nations on December 10, 1948.  A group of 30 students were involved to read 30 different articles of UDHR.  Various speakers highlighted the essence of human rights education and awareness among common masses especially youth and students for lasting peace and equitable development in the world today.

Principal of College, Dr. (Mrs.) Kaushal Smotra, who presided over the function, in her address, underlined the need of protection and promotion of human rights for all irrespective of caste, creed, colour, ethnicity or boundaries, for peaceful co-existence. While highlighting article 26 of UDHR that everyone has right to education, she emphasised upon its part 2 ‚ÄúEducation shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and ..... it shall promote ¬†understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups..... for maintenance of peace.‚ÄĚ

Earlier, Dr. M. Ashaq Malik, Officer in-charge, Red Cross Unit at College,  and a peace worker,  briefed the audience about United Nations and the historic act (UDHR),  when the UN assembly called upon all Member countries to publicise the text of the Declaration and “ to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in educational institutions.  Prof. Nehru Sahni and Prof. Sapna Sharma, heads of Physics and Chemistry Departments respectively also spoke on the occasion.



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