Thursday, January 22, 2009


PVCHR regret to inform you that, inauguration ceremony of the community center (Sushil Tripathi School and community center) is preponed due to unavoidable reason and now it decided to held on 16th February, 09.

The inauguration of the community center and release of the Manual "Giving Voice" in Hindi will be jointly done by Mr. Mr. Satyajeet Thakur I.A.S of Mirzapur division Prof. Deepak Malik, Banaras Hindu University,and Ms. Helma Ritsher Chairwomen Indo – German Society Remscheid, Germany at 10:30 at Raup village in Sonbhadra District, Uttar Pradesh.

Following the inaugural session Prof. Deepak Malik and Ms. Helma Ritsher will chair the delivery (honor) ceremony of eight survivors of Sonebhadra district. These survivors gave their testimony on violation of human rights i.e. self suffering of a survivor of police torture organized with the joint endeavor of People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), Varanasi and Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victim (RCT), Denmark, and also inauguration of Hindi version of Manual "Giving Voice" Using Testimony as a Brief Therapy Intervention in Psychosocial Community Work for Survivors of Torture and Organised Violence in India developed by Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and Ms. Inger Agger.

Ghasia ghetto of Raup village is icon against the police torture and its consequences. After the police torture 18 children of Ghasia tribe died due to hunger and malnutrition situations. PVCHR and community started fight back against it. Due to intervention of National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi and Supreme Court commissioner on Right to food a lot of changes took place. Now a days there is no hunger and malnutrition death. So, please do come to participate and celebrate the paradigm shift. If you are unable to come, please light a candle on that day and write a letter to Government of Uttar Pradesh for opening Primary school with mid day meal scheme in above mention building and write an appeal to Government of India for the ratification of UNCAT.

For detail of the program please contact to Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi: +91- 9935599330, Ms. Shabana: +91- 9453155296, Mr. Upendra +91 – 9935599338.

Waiting for your kind response and your valuable presence on that day

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