New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): A month long summer internship programme held by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) concluded in New Delhi on Friday.
The internship had begun on May 28, with 48 students of different colleges and universities from various parts of the country participating. A release from NHRC said that 15 students shared the cash prize of Rs.15, 000 in different categories of best interns.
Addressing the valedictory function, NHRC acting chairperson Justice Cyriac Joseph congratulated the interns on the successful completion of their internship. He expressed the hope that they will make the best use of the knowledge gained about various aspects of human rights and work as the ambassadors for their protection and promotion. He said that leading a value based life with a human touch is a key to ensuring an environment free of human rights violations.
During the course of the internship, the students were exposed to various human rights issues and laws, composition, role and function of the commission. They were also taken for field visits to prison and NGO to give them a first-hand account of the functioning of such institutions. The students were also encouraged to convert their group dissertation projects on various human rights issues into seven short documentaries. (ANI)