Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today said that politicians, officers or members of the society should strive to make a positive difference in people’s life in whatever way they can.
He was addressing a function to observe the International Human Rights Day 2023 at the State Convention Centre here.
Sangma said that the International Human Rights Day is an important day to take things in the right manner especially when it comes to crucial topics such as human rights.
He added that human rights is one of the most important talks since human rights are what recognises and protects the dignity of human beings and also because there are varied views on human rights based on individuals, groups or organisations.
The chief minister also stated that the one driving force in his life that motivates him is to make a positive change in a person’s life.
“I think as politicians, officers or as members of the society we are living in is to strive to make a positive difference in a person’s life in whatever way we can and I believe that this is related to human rights because everyone is a human being,” he said.
He also said that the theme ‘Freedom, Equality and Justice for All’ is a compelling theme addressing the aspirations of many and also will address the insecurities and conflicts among groups and individuals.
Meghalaya Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice T Vaiphei stressed on the importance of upholding and protecting human rights values in all corners of society and stressed on the role of public servants to protect human rights of the citizens and people at large.
Also present during the inaugural session were guest of honour and Law Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh, Meghalaya Human Rights Commission Member Peter J P Hanaman among others.