‘Youths must protest human rights violations’

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‘Youths must protest human rights violations’

Sunday, 13 January 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The World Human Rights Protection Association (WHRPO) organised an Afro-Asian youth conclave themed “Voicing Rights of Youth” to mark the National Youth Day here on Saturday.

Addressing the conclave, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of South Africa Dr Sarat Chandra Pradhan stated about the strong relations between India and 55 African nations. He elaborated how India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had advised the African youth leaders to fight for political freedom from foreign rules and free their nations from hunger, apartheid, poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.

WHRPO national president Dr Abhinna K Hota advised youths to raise voice against human rights violations and global terrorism to establish world peace.

Dr Jugal Kishore Mishra, Vivek Pattnaik, Lt Gen KPD Samant, Debabrata Panigrahi spoke about the role of youths in protecting human rights and setting new examples to build new global order.

The conclave came to an end with a vote of thanks proposed by organisation secretary Rajendra Ballav Behera. Among others, eminent human rights activists Santosh K Bhole, Rashmi Kant Swain, Ashok Swain, Pradeepta Hota, Manas Ranjan Das and Prafulla Dhal were present.