Shillong (Meghalaya), Dec 8: International Human Rights Day 2023 was observed here today at State Convention Centre which was attended by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, as the Chief Guest.
Speaking during the inaugural session, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, said that the International Human Rights Day is an important day to take things in the right manner especially when it comes to crucial topics as human rights. He added that human rights are one of the most important talks since human rights are what recognizes and protect the dignity of human beings and also because there are varied views on human rights based on individuals, groups or organizations.
The Chief Minister also stated that the one driving force in his life that motivates him is to make a positive change in a person’s life. “I think as politicians, officers or as members of the society we are living in is to strive to make a positive difference in a person’s life in whatever way we can and I believe that this is related to human rights because everyone is a human being,” he said.
He also said that the theme Freedom, Equality and Justice for All is a compelling theme addressing the aspirations of many and also will address the insecurities and conflicts among groups and individuals.
Also present during the inaugural session were Guest of Honour, Minister, Law, Dr. M Ampareen Lyngdoh, Justice T. Vaiphei , Chairman Meghalaya Human Rights Commission, among others.