NHRC 30th Foundation Day

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is celebrating its 30th Foundation Day on October 12, 2022.

Important facts

  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar Addresses the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) Foundation Day function in New Delhi.

  •  He said, human rights are essential for human development and social stability, NHRC is playing a vital role in spreading awareness and human rights literacy among different sections of the society.

  • NHRC, India has retained its A-grade status of recognition for its dedicated efforts and high standards with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions for the fourth consecutive term.

  • The commission has zealously defended human rights and freedoms.

National Human Rights Commission

  • The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October 1993 through  an ordinance issued by the President.

  • It was provided statutory status by the The  Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

  • Chairperson -  A retired Supreme Court Chief Justice or a Supreme Court Judge can be appointed  by the President as the Chairman of the NHRC.

  • The First Chairman of NHRC - Justice Ranganath Mishra

  • The Current and the 8th  Chairman of NHRC is Justice Arun Kumar Mishra 

  • Role - NHRC’s role is to protect human rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation. 

  • MOTO of NHRC - “सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः / May all be happy.”

  • It has been taken from  Brihadāraṇyaka Upanishad

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