Int’l Human Rights Day today

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Rights Day

MNA Feature Desk: The International Human Rights Day is being observed in the country on Sunday as elsewhere across the globe.

Various rights groups have to chalk out elaborate programmes, including discussion, rally and human chain, to mark the day.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will bring out a rally from Manik Mia Avenue (Khamar Bari) marking the day.

The commission will organise a two-day seminar at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city on the occasion.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950 with a view to bringing to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, reports the UNB.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.

In his message, the President said the government is working relentlessly to protect human rights apart from poverty alleviation and other development activities.

The Prime Minister, in her message, reaffirmed Bangladesh’s unwavering commitment to upholding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people around the world as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.