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City colleges join SJC in rights push

Several institutions across Bengaluru have joined St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) this year for a 10-day observance of the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The college, the Indian Social Institute, Bengaluru, and a few other institutions and organisations join hands every year to celebrate this event through a 10-day event from December 1.


This year, many more educational institutions and organisations, like St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore Central University and Bangalore City College,, as well as 30 other organizations like CARE (Charlies Animal Rescue Centre) and SICHREM (South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring) have come together to organise the event.

The inauguration of the event took place at St Joseph’s College of Commerce on the December 1 and had former Karnataka High Court Chief Justice DH Waghela as the chief guest. Forty students from St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) attended the programme. On the December 3, which is World Disability Day, St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) conducted some events for this programme.

Harsha Vardhan, one of the students participating in an event called “Thumbless Writing,” said, “It is not very difficult, but to do it on a regular basis, could get quite monotonous.” The other students participating in this event, marched with placards that read, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” As a part of the celebrations and as a culminating event, a workshop was being organised. The students of SJC is organised a street play at the KS Garden slum, Shanthi Nagar on Monday. This programme is expected to create awareness and motivate the students and others to work towards human rights. Events conducted were blind walk, thumbless writing, painting without hands.


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