Narindera Modi speaks of Human Rights in ‘Mann Ki Baat’, urges participation in ‘Run for Unity’


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 48th ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address on Sunday highlighted the significance of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and termed it as an integral part of justice.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “There is a saying in Sanskrit which means Justice is inherent in Swarajya. When we talk of Justice, the human right becomes an integral part of it. It is very essential to ensure freedom, peace and justice to deprived and oppressed.”

He also talked of NHRC completing 25 years of its establishment and said, “Constitution drafted by Dr Baba Sahab Ambedkar has many provisions to protect fundamental rights of the poor. Inspired by his vision, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was set up on 12th October 1993. In few days NHRC is going to complete its 25 years. NHRC has not only protected human rights but, has also enhanced human dignity.”

“Today apart from a National Human Right Commission we have 26 State Human Rights Commissions. As a society, we should recognize the importance of human rights and bring it to practice as well. This is the foundation of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’,” he added.

Narendra Modi urged the nation to organise a ‘Run for Unity’ marathon, on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, to strengthen the efforts to unite the country.

The Prime Minister while addressing the nation through his 48th episode of the monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ said that the ‘Run for Unity’ is a very good initiative to remember Sardar Patel as throughout his life he worked for the unity of the country.

“For last few years, a ‘Run for Unity’ is organised on October 31 on his birth anniversary. It is organised in small cities, villages, towns. This year too we should organise ‘Run for unity. I request you all to strengthen efforts to unite the country through ‘Run for unity’ on October 31,” he said.

In 2017, Prime Minister Modi flagged off this run to commemorate the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel. (ANI)