All human beings are born free and equal with the same dignity and rights. Nelson Mandela one of the finest visionary that the world has ever seen, quoted “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity”. Sometimes many of the most important elements that builds the society are ignored and not given the required consideration. Such is the most basic and fundamental but vital element– Human Rights. Today, Human rights instead of being put up on the pedestal that it’s deserves to be are back staged. Human Rights are to ensure that every human being on this earth regardless of gender, caste, creed, colour, sex etc. are not exploited or violated.
Human Rights is observed on 10th December every year by the United Nations. Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an initiation which came into existence in 1948 empowering each one of us. It is a shout out from the leading countries to the whole world stating clear and loud that, no matter what we do, where we belong from, where we live in, what we believe each one of us deserve the basic fundamental rights. The Human Rights day encourages and appreciates all of visionaries who advocates for human rights. This is the 71st anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every year the day is celebrated with a theme and this year’s theme is ‘Stand up for Human Rights’. The theme is associated with youth of today, with aim to celebrate the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, amplify their voices and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights with a motto of ‘Never too young to change the world’.
So, on this Human Rights day, let us rededicate ourselves to the advancement of human rights and freedom for all and pledge always to live by the ideals we promote to the world. Don’t neglect your rights, they are very important to oneself.