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NHRC seminar on human rights from tomorrow
Spl Correspondent
 NEW DELHI, Jan 19 - The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is organising a national seminar, ‘Global Thinking on Human Rights: A Dialogue’, in collaboration with the Gauhati University on January 21 and 22.

 NHRC member SC Sinha will inaugurate the seminar, to be held at the Phanidhar Dutta Hall. Poet and historian Prof Arun Kamal will deliver the keynote address.

GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika will preside over the seminar. Secretary General, NHRC, SN Mohanty will also address the gathering.

The seminar is part of a series being organised by the NHRC in collaboration with different institutions at different places of the country to create awareness about the importance of protection and promotion of human rights and related issues.

The seminar has been divided into four academic sessions, apart from the inaugural and concluding sessions. The subjects for discussion in the four academic sessions include, ‘Present Global Thinking with regard to Human Rights’, ‘Media, Society and Human Rights: Present Global Scenario’, ‘Global Thinking, Police and Human Rights’ and ‘Social Multiplicity of North-East and Human Rights’.

The speakers will include, among others, Prof DP Verma, Dean, Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Rahul Dev, senior journalist and writer, Delhi; Dr Subhash Sharma, litterateur and writer, Delhi and Prof Apurba Kumar Barua, Gauhati University.

Chairperson of the Assam State Human Rights Commission Dr Justice Aftab H Saikia, will address the concluding session of the seminar.

Bishnu Yagna

GUWAHATI, Jan 19 - The main pillar of the three-day 4th Kahilipara Bishnu Yagna has been installed by the organisers of the religious event organised for world peace.

The yagna will start on January 22. During the yagna, 500 earthen lamps will be lit, besides holding of other rituals, said the organisers in a press release here.

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