Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reiterated his proposal for inclusion of non-violence in the preamble of the Constitution of India which will be a step forward in the protection of human rights.
“My proposal for inclusion of non-violence in the preamble of our constitution will be a step forward in the protection of human rights,” said Patnaik addressing a meeting organized by the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) here at the Jayadev Bhawan on the occasion of World Human Rights Day.
While pointing out that the critical mass of women in the legislature and in other spheres of collective life is now understood as a step forward to the cause of human rights, the Chief Minister said that Odisha has created a revolutionary trend by fielding women in one-third of the parliamentary seats in the State and creating numerous other opportunities for women empowerment which is being acknowledged across the nation as a major step for inclusive politics and development.
“Let us all rededicate ourselves to uphold and protect human rights of all, especially of those who have become victims of structured forms of inequality and other forms of exclusion,” Patnaik said and added that his government is working to ensure that no one is deprived of the basic facilities provided by the government.
He said that transformation can take place only if individual freedom and dignity are guaranteed.
Patnaik felicitated former members of the OHRC Sudhansu Mohan Patnaik, R N Bohidar, B K Mishra and B K Patnaik on this occasion.
While chairman OHRC Justice B P Das presided over the function, former Chief Justice of India Justice G B Patnaik, Minister Law & Panchayati Raj Pratap Jena also spoke on the occasion and Member, OHRC Asim Amitabh Das gave the welcome address.