Speaker tells LS to secure human rights objectives

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.