Human rights knowledge must aim at bringing attitudinal changes: NHRC chaiman

March 20th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission chairperson Justice S. Rajendra Babu today said that dissemination of knowledge human rights and duties must aim at bringing about attitudinal changes in human behavior.

He said that if students are sensitized about Human Rights they could become instruments for social justice and development.

Justice Babu said that human rights education is necessary for the promotion and achievement of stable and harmonious relations among the communities.

Noted educationist and member of National Knowledge Commission, Dr. Deepak Nayyar, said that there can be no right without duties.

He said that it would be difficult to practice Human Rights without internalizing them.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Dr. Shantha Sinha, chairperson National Commission for Child Rights said that the Human Right Education, values and curriculum must go along with the Right to Education.

She emphasized on the protection of rights and interest of children in the context of school education. (ANI)

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