CISF lifts rolling trophy in the NHRC Debate competition for Para- Military Forces (14.09.2017)


New Delhi, 14th September, 2017

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) lifted the overall best team rolling trophy winning the final round of All India Inter-Para-Military Forces debate competition in Hindi and English, organized by the National Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the Sashastra Seema Bal, SSB in New Delhi today.

The topic of the debate competition was "There is no National Security without respect for Human Rights". Among the individual honours, the first prize for debate in Hindi went to Assistant Sub Inspector, R.P. Tripathy, BSF, and in English to Assistant Commandant, Kanishk Chaudhary, SSB.

The second prize in Hindi went to Umesh Kumar Yadav, Rifle Man, Assam Rifles, and in English to Sub Inspector, Vivek Kumar, CISF.

The third prize in Hindi went to Sub Inspector, Laxmikant Sharma, CISF and in English to Deputy Commandant, Anil Kumar Dubey, CISF. Consolation prize in Hindi went to Sub Inspector, Ashutosh Kumar, CISF, and in English to Constable, Sumit, SSB.

The winners were decided by a three member panel of jury headed by Justice Shri H.L. Dattu, Chairperson, NHRC, comprising Dr. S. N. Mohanty, former Secretary General, NHRC, and Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Vajpayee, Registrar, National Law University.

Congratulating the winners of the Debate Competition, Justice Shri H.L. Dattu said that the Commission is of the firm view that even though threats to national and international security are several and varied, the fundamental rationale underlying all our efforts to ensure security must continue to protect human rights and democracy. To this end, he said that the Commission believes that there is much to be gained from imparting training to security forces, police and Para-Military Forces about the salience, inviolability and importance of observing human rights in the discharge of their responsibilities. This debate competition is one of the several initiatives of the Commission in this direction.

The NHRC has been organizing this debate competition in Hindi and English since 1996. The debate is initially conducted at 8 zonal levels to short list debaters and then the semi final and final rounds are conducted. The responsibility to hold debate under the aegis of the NHRC is entrusted to one of the Para Military Forces on rotation basis, and the Sashastra Seema Bal, SSB shared the responsibility this year.