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Call to implement HR Education in all Schools
Institute of Human Right Education urged the Tamil Nadu government to implement the human rights education in all the schools across the State.
V. Vasanthi Devi, chairperson of the institute, told reporters that the human rights education was implemented nationwide by the institute from 2007, after India accepted the United Nations’ Decade for Human Rights Education (1995 – 2004) and the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005 – 2009).
Human rights education was taught in 3,725 schools across the nation including Tamil Nadu with 4,667 trained teachers.
Classes were taken from Class VI to VIII with titles like Human Rights An Introduction, Child Rights and Discrimination for which the books were prepared and supplied to children free of cost.
The teachers were provided with prior training on the subject, she said.
She expressed her concern over the present education which actually alienates the students from society and justifies the discrimination already existing in the society.
“Today’s education divides, discriminates and separates,” Vasanthi Devi said.
“We are appealing to the Chief Minister to take measures since the healthy society can be created if we can bring forth the future generation with human dignity and liberty,” she added.