Kongunadu Arts and Science College (KASC) organized a One-day basic training programme on Human Rights sponsored by the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi.
Chief Guest D. R. Kaarthikeyan I.P.S., Padma Shri awardee, President-Foundation Peace, Harmony and Good Governance, Advisor-Law-Human Rights and Responsibilities -Corporate Affairs, presided over the event along with Dr. C. A. Vasuki, Secretary & Director, KASC and other delegated of the event.
Dr. C.A. Vasuki in her presidential address claimed that this 21st Century is the Dawn of Human Rights as every individual is ensured that his/her basic rights are preserved. She insisted that education is the right of every individual and not a privilege, and motivated the students to be aware of their rights so that they can seek justice if their rights are denied.
While addressing the audience on the topic ‘Introduction to Human Rights’, D.R. Kaarthikeyan I.P.S., mentioned that we acquire Fundamental Human Rights from our birth itself. We are all same by birth. UNO has classified Human Rights into 5 types as Civil Rights, Political Rights, Economical Rights, Social Rights and Cultural Rights.
While claiming Human Rights one should be aware that it should not cause hindrance in others’ life. One should know to differentiate between Rights and Duties as they both go hand in hand.
Following this, Dr. F. X. Lovelina Little Flower, VC Committee Member, Dean i/c, College Development Council, Professor and Head, Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Rights of Women and Children’, R. Thenmozhi, Senior Advocate, Vice President – Tamil Nadu Advocate Women Association, Secretary – Coimbatore Women Advocate Association delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Human Rights Institutions in India’ and Gopi Shankar Madurai, South Representative of National Council for Transgender Persons, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment delivered a lecture on the topic ‘Rights of other Vulnerable Groups’.
Dr. M. Lekeshmanaswamy, Principal, KASC, Dr. S.R. Madhan Shankar, Dean-Academics and Dr. S. Mythili, Dean School of Computer Science were present. More than 1000 students participated and benefitted through the program.