NHRC Training Program on 19/01/2018 | Department of Political Science
The department of Political Science, Government First Grade College, Dharwad (Karnataka State) organised One Day Basic Training Programme on Human Rights Awareness & Education on 19th January, 2018 in the Edusat Room of the college and the programme was sponsored by National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi.
The programme was inaugurated by Shri Ramachandra D. Huddar, Principal District & Session Judge, Dharwad. In the inaugural address he outlined how human rights of women and children are violated in India. He opined that awareness and training programme contributes significantly to promote and protect human rights.IPC has been codified based on the Indian philosophy and principles of Lord Basaveshwar. He suggested that implementation of such law is very important to protect human rights of people. Dr. Nitin G. Khot a noted journalist and humanist gave a key note address. His focus was explaining human rights from multi-disciplinary and global perspectives by narrating major events in the history of different countries of the world including the event of Nagasaki and Hirosami. He held the view that more than 99 percent of people do not enjoy the human rights and pleaded that education is only effective remedy for protecting human rights of common people. Dr. S. S. Patgundi, Former Registrar, Rani Channamma University, Belgavi also spoke on brief historical background of human rights education at the global level based on three international congresses held in Vienna, Malta and Montreal. He also pointed that ethical dimensions need to be considered for promoting protecting human rights. A R Jagatap, Organising Secretary welcomed and introduced the guests and Shri Ezaz Ahamad, Principal presided over the function. The BA Vth Semester students compared the programme and Dr. Raghvendra Deskar, Guest Faculty of the college offered the vote of thanks. The programme was followed by a Tea-Break.
After a short Tea-Break the workshop began to set off with four technical sessions. For technical session-1 Dr. Praveen B. Patil, Assistant Professor of Law from Shahaji Law College, Kolhapur spoke about the important human rights as enumerated in the Indian constitution and UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. He also said the rights are very essential for overall development of man and society for upliftment of the weaker sections of the society. Right to education and equality are necessary to prevent violation of human rights. Dr. David A. Shakoor Chairman, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Local Branch, Dharwad chaired the session. Dr. Uma Pujar, Assistant Professor of Commerce, Govt. First Grade College, Dharwad acted as a rapporteur.
In the second session Dr. Jayaprakash Mavinkuli a noted writer and columnist focussed more on addressing the national and international issues with regard to violation of human rights. Further, he spoke about the law is not working effectively to prevent violation of human rights; he said that developing scientific temperament among the people is imperative to ensure effective corrective measures. This session was chaired by Dr, Jayaramaiah, Associate Professor, Government First Grade College, Savanur. Smt. Vidya Raikar, Assistant Professor, Govt. First Grade College, Dharwad was a rapporteur.
The third and post lunch session was commenced with Dr. Jayashree S. Professor of Sociology, Karnatak University, Dharwad. She made her presentation on “ Rights of Women & Children ” in the context of human trafficking in India. She underlined the need for the effective implementation of existing laws for prevention of human trafficking. Dr.Vijaykumar Betgar, Associate Professor, Good News Arts & Commerce College, Kalghatgi chaired the session. Dr. Ravi H. Naik, Assistant Professor Govt. First Grade College, Dharwad was a rapporteur.
The fourth and last technical session was scheduled on Rights of the Vulnerable Groups. Dr. Sadashiv Marji, Joint Director, Food & Civil Supplies Government of Karnataka presented a paper on the sexual harassment and atrocities over Dalit Womens’ citing some incidents occurred in Karnataka and other parts of India. Dr. S. B. Jogur, Assistant Professor, GFGC Dharwad chaired the session and justified the views shared by resource person. Dr. Arun Kallolkar, Assistant Professor, GFGC, Dharwad acted as a rapporteur. The fourth technical session was followed by High Tea-Break.
Dr. S. S. Patgundi, Former Registrar, Rani Channamma University, Belgavi was invited as the chief guest for Valedictory function. But due to his personal constraints he attended in the inaugural function. In his absence we requested to act as chief guest to Dr. Sadashiv Marji, Joint Director, Food & Civil Supplies Dharwad and he consented to do so and made his valedictory speech. Shri S. B. Patil, Associate Professor of Commerce, GFGC Dharwad presided over the function. Dr. S. V. Managundi, Associate Professor, GFGC Dharwad was the guest of honour and Dr. Manjunath D. Lamani, Assistant Librarian, GFGC Dharwad offered the vote of thanks. The BA Vth Semester students expressed their views about the training programme in the form of Feed Back. The programme was concluded with National Anthem.
Dr. A R Jagatap,
NHRC New Delhi, Sponsored