In a proactive initiative, the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) orchestrated a thought-provoking debate competition on Monday at the Old Multipurpose Hall of Maharaja Bodhachandra College in Imphal.
The event, organised in conjunction with International Human Rights Week, centered around the critical theme, “Protection of Human Rights Depends on Rule of Law in times of Communal Disharmony.”
Justice UB Saha, chairperson of Manipur Human Rights Commissioner said that debate competition of inter-school students is to give an education of human rights.
“The debate is for students, not for us” said the chairperson, adding that through the debate students will learn what are human rights, how to protect human rights etc.
He explained rights provided by constitution. Rights of life to people should not be affected. It will help your humanity, he added.
Unless the student of Manipur know human rights they cannot protect their rights. To stop war between community, religion or human, it is necessary to know human rights. In that way, we can develop, he added.
The debate competition was attended by students from Class IX to XII.
The function was attended by Kangjam Khagendra Singh, member of the commission; Nungshitombi Athokpam, commissioner(Law), and Yumnam Nirmolchand Singh, Sr. Advocate and president of the High Court Bar Association of Manipur.
The gathering not only provided a platform for intellectual discourse but also demonstrated a collective commitment to fostering awareness about the pivotal role of the rule of law in safeguarding human rights, particularly during periods of communal disharmony.