“Writing a book on ‘Human Rights’ while still studying at a college is a great achievement,” observed M.K. Srivastava, former Director General of Police and Chairman of the Governing Council, CMR Group of Institutions, Bangalore.

He was speaking after releasing the book ‘Human Rights and International Organisations,’ jointly authorised by Parikshith K. Naik (India) and Mehrabudin Wakman (Afghanistan), both final year BA students, at the function organised at St. Philomena’s College auditorium, Bannimantap in city this morning.

“The logo of St. Philomena’s College is ‘Caritas in Scientia’ (latin) which in English means ‘Knowledge through love.’ Parikshith and Mehrabudin, two final year B.A. Sociology students of the college, have written this book after conducting a thorough research in the subject while still at college. The book is highly valuable not only to the Police department, advocates and teachers, but to people from all walks of life including politicians. The effort of the duo in scripting this book is highly commendable,” he said.

IGP (Southern Range) Dr. Ramachandra Rao, who was the guest of honour on the occasion, said the book is a wonderful work by the two students.

Noting that the work was an authenticated and authorised book on Human Rights protection, he said that the book assumes special significance with the writers belonging to different countries (India and Afghanistan).

Pointing out that talent is a precious gift given by nature, Dr. Rao regretted the rise in Human Rights violations and called for protection of Human Rights besides creating an atmosphere for enjoyment of human rights.

Complimenting the two students for their mature work, he said the book is useful for all sections of the society.

One of the authors, Parikshith from city, in his address, quoting a 2008 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, said “40 million children from across the globe below the age of 15, suffer from abuse and neglect. A significant number of children from most cities in the world having a population of more than 2.5 lakh, are reported of be indulged in gang activities. Also, 246 million children, that is one in every six children across the world, aged between 5 and 17 years are engaged in child labour. These are some of the current statistics in few key areas of human rights abuse.”

“In everyday walk of our life we see, hear and experience violation of fundamental human rights in the forum of social, political and economic disparities,” he said and this is what inspired him to write this book along-with his friend Mehrabudin of Afghanistan, a war ravaged country.

St. Philomena’s College principal Rev. Fr. Leslie Moras presided. Prof. M. Raphael, of the Department of Sociology and others were present.

Parikshith Naik is the son of Krishnappa, who is serving as the Commandant of 11th Batallion, KSRP at Hassan.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore