Minorities Rights Day celebrated at J. M. Patel College
News Katta Bureau
Bhandara, Dec 18: A programme was arranged at J.M. Patel College here as a part of the Minorities Rights Day to strengthen awareness among the Staff and Students about the Constitutional guaranteed Rights of Minorities in India. The Programme was arranged by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the college in association with the NSS and NCC Units and the Department of Management Science and Research (DMSR).
Delivering the welcome address, Principal of the College Dr. Vikas Dhomne highlighted the vision of the makers of the Constitution, Especially Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, in providing for equal rights for all sections of the society. Dr. Ambedkar strongly pitched for Rights of Minorities. Dr. Dhomne gave examples of how different members from the minority communities had contributed immensely in the growth and progress of the country. He also saluted the yeoman services being rendered by the Minority Ministry at the Center and the State in improving the condition of the Minorities. He called upon the students to avail of the different schemes being run by the Government.
Chief Guest of the programme Nadeem Khan spoke about the different provisions in the Constitution that give protection to the Minorities from any kind of discrimination. Article 29 provides for any section of the citizen to conserve its distinct language script and culture. The government of India has also set up a Minorities Commission. Khan appreciated the initiative of the government in forming the Minorities Commission to safeguard and protect the interest of the minorities.
The program was compered by IQAC Coordinator, Dr. Karthik Panicker. NSS Programme Officer Bhojraj Shrirame proposed a vote of thanks. NCC Officer Dr. Jitendra Kirsan, Dr. Aparna Yadav, Dr. Padmavati Rao, Dr. Veena Mahajan, Prashant Waldeo, Ajay Deokate, Teaching and Non- Teaching Staff, NSS Volunteers & NCC Cadets worked hard for the success of the programme.