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CISF lifts the running trophy as the best team in the 28th Annual NHRC debate

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India Chairperson, Justice Shri Arun Mishra, today said that no rights come without duties. Justice Mishra was addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest of the 28th NHRC Annual Debate Competition for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) organized in collaboration with the Railway Protection Force in New Delhi. Referring to the topic of the debate competition- “Human Rights are independent of duties”, he said that the duties and rights go hand in hand. Congratulating the winners of the debate, he said that the armed forces play a very important role in protecting the security and integrity of the nation and providing safety to the citizens braving adverse situations. The CISF lifted the overall best team rolling trophy winning the final round of the debate competition in Hindi and English. Among the individual honours, the first prize for debate in Hindi went to Sub Inspector D. P. Tiwari, CISF and in English jointly to Riflewomen, Ruthi Mandeihniang and Aparna Mahato, Assam Rifles. The second prize in Hindi went to Sub Inspector, D. K. Thakur, CISF and in English to Riflewoman, Hringni Tongsin, Assam Rifles. The third prize in Hindi went to Lady Sub Inspector, Dheeraj Rathore, RPF and in English it went to Assistant Commandant, Om Prakash Pal, CISF. Besides the certificates and a memento, the first, second, and third prize winners were also given cash awards of Rs. 12,000/-, Rs. 10,000/- and Rs.8,000/- each respectively. The winners were decided by a jury comprising NHRC Member Shri Rajiv Jain, Shri Kamal Nayan Choubey, Former DGP, Jharkhand, and Prof. Ranbir Singh, former Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi and Roopa Srinivasan, Addl Member, Railway Board.  Shri Rajiv Jain, Member, NHRC said that sensitivity is imperative for police personnel and is in fact of paramount importance in line with their duty so that human rights are not violated. He also appreciated the high quality of debate which was echoed by all the members of the jury. Earlier, Shri Bharat Lal, Secretary General, NHRC said that sensitivity with responsiveness is necessary to lead a meaningful life. The police personnel are the first in line of duty to protect human rights. He appreciated the thoughts of one of the debaters that right without duty is like a human without a soul. Before this, in his welcome address Shri Manoj Yadava, Director General, RPF, NHRC lauded the efforts of the Commission in holding the debate competition for CAPF for nearly three decades. He said that this provides an opportunity for self-introspection and sensitization of the police forces. Shri Sunil Kumar Meena, DIG, NHRC, delivered the vote of thanks.

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