New Delhi: On the occasion of Human Rights
Day today, Speaker Meira Kumar asked the Lok Sabha to
rededicate itself to achieving the objectives enshrined in the
Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
"Let us on this occasion rededicate ourselves to fully
achieving these objectives as enshrined in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights," Kumar said.
The United Nations General Assembly had adopted and
proclaimed the Declaration on December 10, 1948.
"The day reminds us of our commitment towards securing
social, economic and cultural as well as civil and political
rights for all mankind in general and our citizens in
particular," Kumar said.
Stating that these objectives find a prominent place in
the Preamble of our Constitution, she said the country has
taken several initiatives to attain them.