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A Study of Politicians’ Participation in Ceremonies Rehabilitating Victims of Torture in Uttar Pradesh, India
BY Anna Windfeldt Thorning
as Master Thesis, 2014
Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University
Shruti says, ‘when we initiated the school first teacher gave resign and then we appointed a women teacher who faced domestic violence in her life. We initiated adult literacy, campaign against police torture and the illegal activities by the criminal in that area. Whole process in the grass – root are mostly implemented by the women activist and responsible men for women rights so, a gender perspective is very strong in process against the existing concept of masculinity.’Read more...
BANARAS SAMMELAN (Banaras Convention) observed on August 09, 2014 i.e. on the occasion of August Kranti Day at the Moolgadi Kabir Math , Kabir Chaura, Varanasi, India from 11 onwards. The programme started with the classical music by Varanasi famous Maharaj trio Pt Vikash Maharaj (renowned Sarod player) and Pt Prabhash Maharaj (Tabla player).
Representative of various religious leaders Swami Avimukteshwaranand (representative of Shankaracharya of dwarka peeth), Maulana Abdul Batin Nomani, Sahar – e Mufti, Maulana Haarun Rasheed Nakshbandi, Bhante Kirti Narayan and Father Gabriel (Director of Diocese, Varanasi) shows light on role of religion and spirituality on pluralism. The religious leaders jointly released report of Kashi Kumbh to save river Ganga ji.
The initiative honoured Jan Mitra Award to Ms. Teesta Setalvad , a veteran social activist, Dr. Tir Vijay Singh, a veteran journalist and Senior Editor of Hindustan and Mr. Nageshwar Patnaik, a veteran journalist for their incredible contribution and commitment & another hand ‘PVCHR Ambassador’ to Pandit Vikash Maharaj, Sarod Maestro and Mr. Prabhash Maharaj, Tabla Maestro as a legendary musicians to protect and assert pluralism and inclusiveness around the world.
The group of singer performed on the message of Kabir (kabeer vani), theatre play “Ganga or Gangi by Prerana Kala Manch and screening of documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots by Gopal Menon are main cultural components of convention. The program will end with foot march (Kabir Yatra) from Kabir Chaura Math to Chandra Shekar Azad Park, Lahurabeer, Varanasi.
The work of PVCHR was awarded with the Gwangju Human Rights Award 2007, ACHA Star Peace Award 2008 and 2010 Human rights prize of the city of Weimar in 2010 and Usmania Award from Madarsa Usmania, Bazardiha for the development and welfare of education.read more
Basic rights for marginalized groups in the Indian society, e.g. children, women, Dalits and tribes and to create a human rights culture based on democratic values. PVCHR ideology is inspired by the father of the Dalit movement, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.read more
Indians society, especially in the rural areas, is still influenced by feudalism and the caste system which continues to determine the political, social, and economic life of the country. Caste based discrimination is practiced in the educational system...read more
Collective decision and Individual accountability
Fighting caste discrimination
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PVCHR founded in 1996 by Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi in close association with Sarod Mastro Pandit Vikash Maharaj, Poet - Gyanendra Pati and Historian Mahendra Pratap. PATRON: Justice Z.M Yacoob Sitting Judge Constitution Court of South Africa & Chancellor of University of Durban, South Africa.