Tripura introduces Human rights course in schools

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 13:32

Agartala: Setting an example for the rest
of the country, Tripura government has introduced human rights
as one of the subjects in school curricula, official sources
said on Tuesday.

The subject will be incorporated as part of social
education subjects for students between Class VI to Class VIII
to make people aware of their legal and constitutional rights.

The State Council of Educational Research and Training
have published the text book titled `Human Rights in Social
and Political life`, to be introduced in the current academic
year.

Krishna Keshab Roy, president of the Tripura unit of
Institute of Human Rights Education (IHRE), said they would
take up the matter with the state government again so that the
subject could be introduced in cirricula up to college level.

Roy said that Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has assured
the subject would be included in higher classes and also
suggested to take up the matter with the Tripura Central
University so that it could be introduced there also.

The National President of Institute of Human Rights
Education (IHRE), I Devasahayam, told reporters that the state
has set an example for the rest of the country.

"We have long been trying to make human rights a part
of the academic curricula, but Tripura did the job first in
the country," he added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 13:26

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