Govt Human Rights Photography Competition 2024 with Certificates for Students

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Start Date : JUN 07, 2024 Last Date : JUL 07, 2024

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India was established on 12th October 1993, under the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993. This statutory body plays a crucial role in promoting and protecting human rights across the nation, striving to generate awareness and uphold the values enshrined in the Constitution of India.

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Competition Name NHRC Photography Competition 2024
Start Date June 7, 2024
End Date July 7, 2024
Organizer National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India
NHRC Established 12th October 1993

How Does NHRC Promote and Protect Human Rights?

What Are the Core Functions of NHRC?

The NHRC functions in various capacities, ensuring that human rights violations are addressed effectively. Section 12 of the PHRA details its responsibilities, including:

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  • Enquiring into complaints of human rights violations and recommending relief.
  • Raising awareness through advisories, workshops, and media engagements.
  • Conducting on-ground assessments through Special Rapporteurs and Monitors who visit public facilities to evaluate human rights conditions.

Who Constitutes the NHRC?

The Commission is composed of a Chairperson and five Members, including a woman Member. It operates through five substantive divisions: law, investigation, research, training, and administration. These divisions are supported by specialists and led by the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer. This structure enables the NHRC to function efficiently and address diverse human rights issues.

How Does NHRC Conform to International Standards?

The NHRC aligns with the Paris Principles, adopted in 1991 and endorsed by the United Nations in 1993. These principles provide a framework for national human rights institutions to promote and protect human rights effectively. The NHRC’s adherence to these guidelines underscores its commitment to global standards.

What Are NHRC’s International Contributions?

NHRC, India is an ‘A’ status accredited National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) and a founding member of the Asia Pacific Forum. Its voice resonates in global forums, highlighting human rights concerns and advocating for their resolution. Recently, in September 2023, the Commission hosted a significant International Conference on Business & Human Rights.

How Does NHRC Engage with the Community?

The Commission actively engages with the public through various advocacy programs, including:

  • Annual short film competitions since 2015, focusing on human rights themes.
  • Moot court competitions in law colleges to foster understanding of human rights laws.
  • Painting, quiz, and debate competitions, encouraging young minds to explore human rights issues.

What Is the Significance of the Online Photography Competition?

In collaboration with MyGov, NHRC is hosting an online photography competition with the theme of human rights. This initiative invites participants to capture and showcase different aspects of human rights through their lenses. The competition covers a wide range of themes such as:

  • Child Labour
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Gender Equality
  • LGBTQI+ Rights
  • Challenges of Destitute Elderly and more.

What Are the Awards and Prizes?

Participants have the opportunity to win cash prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Rs. 15,000/-
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 10,000/-
  • 3rd Prize: Rs. 5,000/-
  • Additionally, seven consolation prizes of Rs. 2,000/- each are available.

Moving Forward: NHRC’s Commitment to Human Rights

The NHRC, India, continues to be a pivotal institution in advocating for human rights. By adhering to international standards, engaging with the public, and constantly evaluating the human rights landscape, the Commission reaffirms its dedication to safeguarding the rights and dignity of every individual.

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For more information or to participate in NHRC’s activities, visit NHRC India.

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