Below is a short report written by Narava Paska Rao, chairman of the BV Foundation for Peace and Harmony, from its 2015 Human Rights Day celebration.
The BV Foundation for Peace and Harmony, a member group of IARF India, organised a meeting to observe the Human Rights Day at St. Ann’s College for Women in Malakapuram on Thursday 10 December at 10.15 a.m.
India is a land of religions and diversity. Our purpose is to bring this country back to its original ethos by reviving harmony and peace.
The B. V. Foundation for the Promotion of Peace and Harmony was established in 2006 to promote peace in the Visakhapatnam district of India. Our CC holds monthly interfaith meetings, observes religious festivals, and organizes special programs to celebrate United Nations Day, International Day of Peace, and International Day of Nonviolence. We also visit religious sites to promote interreligious understanding and harmony.
The speakers included Prof. K. Ravi, former director of the AU Academic Staff College, Prof. G. Peddaiah, former member of the AP Public Service Commission, Sister Prema, principal of the College, Miss E.P.S. Bhagyalakshmi, NSS national award winner and Narava Praska Rao, chairman of the Foundation.
A debate competition was also conducted among the students on the occasion.
Prof. K. Ravi said that the youth should be aware of various issues, be alert and behave responsibly to safeguards the rights.
Prof. G. Peddaiah said that today youth is not useless but uses less of their potential; if their potential was used properly and if they were properly motivated, they could contribute a lot for achieving a just society.
The other speakers said that people who observe duties alone have the right to demand rights, rights and duties are very important