Sikkim: International Human Rights Day observed by SSHRC

The Sikkim State Human Rights Commission (SSHRC) observed International Human Rights Day in the office of the Commission here today.
SSHRC Member, M.G. Kiran, IAS (Retd.) administered the International Human Rights Day pledge to the Officers and staff of the Commission. Jagat B. Rai, Secretary, SSHRC graced the occasion with his benign presence.
“Recover Better-stand up for Human Rights” is the theme for Human Rights Day this year. The Sikkim State Human Rights Commission member in his brief address elucidated the significance of the day.
The National Human Rights Commission was established by the Government of India under Section 3 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. During the last 27 years, the Commission has been earnestly working for the promotion and protection of human rights in India. By enacting the Protection of Human Rights Act and constituting the National Human Rights Commission, Government of India has not only fulfilled its international obligations but also demonstrated India’s dedication and commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights. It is also part of the endeavor to achieve the Constitutional goal of assuring the dignity of the individual.
The National Human Rights Commission is the symbol of Indian’s willingness and capability to cooperate with other nations to promote and protect human rights anywhere and everywhere.
On 10th December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which provides a common standard of achievement for all people and all nations. Considering the worldwide historic significance of the Declaration, 10th December is observed as the International Human Rights Day every year.
In pursuance to the Provision of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, the Sikkim State Human Rights Commission was constituted by the State Government in October 2008 with its headquarters at Gangtok. Justice Vijai Kumar Bist, former Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim is the present Chairperson of the Commission and the office is located at Manan Kendra, Development Area, Gangtok.