Students run to mark 60th anniversary of Human Rights Declaration

December 7th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): Hundreds of school children here today participated in a run organised to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Organised by the National Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the Delhi Directorate of Education, the run was specially aimed at motivating and involving school students as messengers of the human rights awareness in the society.
“Children are our future and if we try to impart the knowledge of Human Rights through them, then it becomes more effective,” said Akhil Kumar Jain, Secretary General, National Human Rights Commission and organiser of the run.
The participant also took a pledge to spread awareness among the people about the Human Rights.
The UDHR represents the first global expression of rights of all human beings and was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.
The United Nations has been more successful in promoting the norm and establishing standards of Human Rights although less successful in monitoring abuses and enforcing compliance. (ANI)

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