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Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy delivered a lecture on 'Human Rights' at the National Human Rights Commission, India.

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7 Aug 2023

Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy delivered a lecture on 'Human Rights' at the NHRC, New Delhi

On 7th Aug 2023, at NHRC Office in New Delhi, Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy delivers a lecture on 'Human Rights,' with NHRC Chairperson, Mr. Justice Arun Mishra, Members Dr. D.M. Mulay, Mr. Rajiv Jain, SG Mr. Bharat Lal, as well as officers and staff of the Commission present.

NHRC Chairperson, Mr. Justice Arun Mishra, warmly welcomed Dr. Satpathy, acknowledging his books and profound understanding of cosmic energy and its connection to human rights. He expressed how Dr. Satpathy's work has inspired countless individuals worldwide to grasp the essence of life and dharma.
Dr. Satpathy delved deep into a comprehensive comprehension of human rights, using analogies and thought-provoking questions. He described the true essence of democracy as ensuring maximum happiness for the largest number of people over an extended period in a society. He also pointed out that opinions masquerading as knowledge may not reveal life's true essence and could lead to new complexities. In this regard, he emphasized that while the internet has brought many benefits, it must be used cautiously to avoid potential violations of human rights.

According to him, human rights should not be viewed in isolation but in connection with everything in the universe. Understanding human rights requires empathy rather than mere sympathy. He also emphasized that the notion of perfection is impractical, given that life is constantly evolving. The concept of human rights is not new; it has been present since the birth of humankind. To gain a deeper understanding, one should contemplate whether it relates to humane rights or human rights, whether it necessitates sympathy or empathy, and whether its origins lie in our duties or rights as human beings.

Dr. Satpathy highlighted that addressing the root cause of human rights violations is crucial, as one-time assistance may not effectively tackle issues related to rights to food, drinking water, livelihood, and living with dignity. Proper rehabilitation of victims is essential to prevent them from falling back into the hardships they faced. Offering sustainable solutions, such as education and livelihood opportunities, becomes necessary to improve the overall situation and ensure a better future for those affected.
After the lecture, a short session of questions and answers took place. The event was concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Bharat Lal, Secretary General of NHRC.

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