Excluding some nations the Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 10th of December every year. The history of this day dates back to 10th December 1948, when the United Nations Organization proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. So, this day is celebrated as an honor to that day. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day.

Many people like Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Jose Ramos Horta, Medha Patkar, Thanthai Periyar, Andrei Sakharov, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mohandas Gandhi(Mahatma Gandhi), Emilio Fermin Mignone, Shirin Ebadi, Martin Luther King, Oskar Schindler, Rosa Parks, and Jimmy Carter etc have worked and contributed in the establishment and smooth functioning of the human rights. So, we must not forget to thank them for their contributions. Because without them we may not have been able to enjoy our rights as we can today.

This year the main theme of the human rights day is ‘Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All’ and is the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Many organizations will launch a yearlong campaign this year to show the UDHR in its legacy. And since the declaration of UDHR in 1948, human rights have been more recognized and guaranteed around the globe. It has since then served as a foundation for the expansion of human rights.

Human Rights activists, great leaders and politicians around the world devote their time, influence, power and dynamic for the enhancement of human rights to ensure the fundamental universal Human Rights entitlements, but ironically, we get to witness numerous violations of Human Rights across the globe.

People across the world need to be aware of the beauty of human rights and our responsibility to protect and preserve that beauty and they also need to be conscious about the repercussions of the transgression of the laws related to Human Rights.

Saksham Khadka

Grade 10( GPHS)

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