Author: Shruti Nagvanshi

Speech of Lenin at the Recent Rev. M.A. Thomas National Human Rights Award-2016

Reading Time: 11 minutesLenin Raghuvanshi’s passionate acceptance speech at the recent Rev. M.A. Thomas National Human Rights Award-2016 ceremony, once again shows the deep commitment and dedication of his life’s avowed mission. A firebrand Human Rights activist, he risked his life and limbs for upholding the cause of the downtrodden. He said, “India is the world’s oldest living civilisations with a vibrant […]

Bicycle for Freedom: Empowering Financially Weak and Sexually Abuse Prone Girls

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn the pursuit for gender freedom and girl’s empowerment through education, PVCHR in collaboration with Kamalika Foundation, on August 16, 2016, had organised, ‘Bicycle for Freedom’ program. Five bicycles were distributed to the girls who are financial weak and prone to sexual abuse. With the financial assistance from two hundred Swedish donors, so far, eighty bicycles have been distributed […]

Over 55 Million Children in India Labour but Sleep Hungry

Reading Time: 7 minutesDespite legislations and protests by Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailsh Satyarthi, activists like Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and NGOs like PVCHR, over 55 million children in India are doomed. They are made to work in inhuman conditions. They do a variety of things: silversmith work, tea farming, stone quarrying, cigarette making, fireworks, fishing, embroidery, and much more. An untold number […]

Against all Odds: Amnesty International Human Rights 2016 Award to Henri Tiphagne

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndian activist and lawyer, Henri Tiphagne, was awarded the prestigious Amnesty International Germany’s human rights award in Berlin on Monday (April 25). Shruti profiles him for Different Truths. After receiving the coveted award, Henri Tiphagne said that in the field of human rights one never receives awards, rewards or recognition. He stated, “I am, therefore, receiving this award on […]

Over 10 Mn Bonded Labourers in India Trapped in the Dark Dungeons of Inhumanity

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is inhuman that over 10 million bonded labourers have little or no hope. Trapped in the dark dungeons of debts, they are being ruthlessly exploited. The perpetrators of the crime enjoy impunity. Lenin wrote an Open Letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to end this inhumanity. As we celebrate the 125th Ambedkar Jayanti […]

The Ladder to Heaven: Bridging BHU and Bonn

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Chairperson, Helma Ritscher, of Indo-German Society Affiliate Remschied, presented Prof. Priyankar Upadhayay, the chair holder of the UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, BHU, a picture by the artist Horst-Olaf Schmidt, as a Symbol of Peace. Here’s a report by Shruti. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The Various religions are like different roads converging on the same point. What […]

Amit: Global Connect through Human Rights and Yoga

Reading Time: 3 minutesAn active Human Rights activist and Yoga master, Amit’s areas of interest are religious conflict, multiculturalism, refugees, extremism, freedom of expression, and international human rights law. Shruti profiles the Varanasi-born youth, a shining star, now. Amit is a human rights researcher born in Varanasi, India. He studied history, human rights and yoga in India, China, Thailand, and Norway. […]

Impacting Lives in a Subtle way

Reading Time: 2 minutesShruti profiles a youth, Aniket Singh, who gave up a job in an American MNC to work among the poor and downtrodden. It was the fire in his belly that made him launch the Friends of PVCHR. One committed person is enough to mark the beginning of change. Linking with the last people of the […]

Dalits Walk Tall

Reading Time: 18 minutesA decade long movement leads to Dalit empowerment in Varanasi. Two authors, Dr. Archana Kaushik, a social work educator, teaching Social Work at the University of Delhi and Shruti Nagvanshi, a field practitioner and co-founder of PVCHR, work together to document the strife and struggle of Dalits and their empowerment. This is just a beginning, says, Shruti, one […]