Over a lakh students from across the country have signed a memorandum, urging the government to include human rights in the school curriculum.
"Knowledge of human rights is essential for us to understand and access our rights both as children and when we grow up. The schools become the best spaces where our human rights education can begin," read the memorandum, which is the initiative of a civil society group. Human rights education should be imparted in schools from class 1 to 10, it said. They should also be taught through games, play and dramas, comics and social as well as digital media, it said.
"Keeping in mind the children at risk and the ones who are vulnerable, the government should design programmes that involve imparting of human rights education beginning from their homes as well as right from aanganwadi centres to schools and then ultimately colleges," it said.