Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, NHRC has acted as the voice of the weaker sections and played an important role in the nation-building. He said, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has helped India to grow.
Mr Modi was addressing the gathering at the Silver Jubilee Foundation Day function of NHRC in New Delhi today. He said, the commission has worked to safeguard the human rights of people.
The Prime Minister said, during the last four years, serious efforts have been made to raise the dignity of the oppressed section of the society. Mr Modi said, programmes and policy of the Centre had played a major role toward ensuring this.
He said, during the dark period of emergency, human rights were violated but people of the country worked hard to regain these rights.
The Prime Minister said, government believes in the mantra of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas. Mr Modi cited Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana as schemes aimed towards providing dignified life for all.
He said government is moving ahead with the aim of employment for all, education for all and health care for all.
The Prime Minister stated that, government brought triple talaq bill to ensure the rights of Muslim women.
He said the government also worked for rights of persons with disabilities. He said social media can play a big role in spreading awareness about human rights.
Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, NHRC has a very important place in country’s institutional framework.
He said, women rights are equally important and government is working towards providing safe environment to women.
In his address, NHRC Chairman retd. Justice HL Dattu said, the commission’s constant endeavor has been to make itself more accessible to people .
On the occasion, Mr Modi issued a Postage Stamp and Special Cover. He also launched the new version of the NHRC website, which is more user-friendly and accessible to persons with special needs.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications Manoj Sinha was also present on the occasion.
The NHRC was set up on the 12th October, 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act, passed by Parliament.