DIBRUGARH, March 19 - A six-day UGC-sponsored national workshop organised jointly by the Centre for Juridical Studies and the Department of Political Science, Dibrugarh University concluded on Thursday at Dibrugarh University here.
The workshop on �Human Rights: A North- East Perspective� was inaugurated on March 12, 2016. Several eminent academicians, advocates and human right activists took part in the event as resource persons.
Professor SK Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor of the National Law University, Odisha, former Judges of Gauhati High Court � Justice Biplab Kumar Sharma and Justice DN Choudury; Dr Walter Fernandez, former Director, North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC), Guwahati, Upamanyu Hazarika, advocate Supreme Court and Dr Nazrana Ahmed Islam, advocate, Dibrugarh Bar Association were the resource perons for the six-day programme. The workshop was attended by 60 participants including a few from Delhi and Punjab.
In the valedictory function held on Thursday, Professor Alpana Borgohain HoD, Department of Political Science emphasised upon applying the knowledge and information gained during the workshop for protection and promotion of human rights values and ethics in the society.
Justice Hrishrikesh Roy of Gauhati High Court had attended the inaugural session on March 12 as the chief guest and Justice (Retd) SN Phukan of the Supreme Court was the guest of honour. The inaugural programme was presided over by Prof AK Buragohain, Vice-Chancellor, Dibrugarh University. Deepom Boruah, coordinator of the workshop had delivered the welcome address.
Justice Roy in his keynote address mentioned that the core elements of human rights do emanate from the law books or the human charter but these are deeply ingrained in the fundamental human values of compassion, dignity, respect for others and liberty. Professor AK Buragohain, the Vice-Chancellor of the University in his address reiterated the need for creating awareness about the various elements of human rights among the students.