People across the globe celebrate World Human Rights Day on December 10 every year. In the article below, we will discuss a brief history of human rights day, why celebrate it, and human rights day theme. Also, there is a sample of human rights day anchoring script.
Initially, 10 December date was chosen to honor the General Assembly’s proclamation of UDHR also known as the Universal declaration of human rights on December 10, 1948. Remarkably, this was the first global proclamation of human rights and one of the major steps and achievements of the United Nations. Remarkably, the first celebration of Human Rights day was held in 1950. Back then, the assembly passed the resolution 423(V) and invited all states and organizations to adopt 10 December as international Human Rights Day.
Why We Celebrate Human Rights Day?
We celebrate 10 December as Human Rights Day every year to let people know and push forward their rights no matter where they live in the world. Human rights are our most fundamental rights as human beings. These rights include our right to live, good health, freedom of thought and speech, education and equal rights and status.
Moreover, we celebrate human rights day to remind ourselves that despite any sort of situation, there are still human rights violated. Also, we celebrate human rights day to realize that we can still promote and safeguard our rights.
However, not every country celebrates this day on December 10. For instance, South Africa holds it on 21 March. This is in the remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre which took place on March 21, 1960.
World Human Rights Day Theme
Each year we celebrate human rights day theme with a mission and a theme. There are different themes for each year. For instance,
- the theme for 2015 was “Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always.”
- 2017 human rights day theme was “Let’s stand up for equality, justice, and human dignity”
- and theme for 2018 was “stand up for the human rights”.
Accordingly, this year the theme and mission for human rights are yet not confirmed. So, as soon as we get it, we will update.
Human Rights Day Anchoring Script
If you are going to celebrate Human rights day at your school or college, the following sample may come handy to you. However, it is just a sample. So, you may have to edit a bit in accordance with your function requirements.
“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” ―
Good Morning/Good Evening, everyone on this glittering morning/evening. The galaxy of intellectuals, honorable guests, respected parents and teacher, and dear fellow students, how diverse is this day. Undoubtedly it is a beautiful day as the scent in the air smells kindness, humanity and equality. So, dear audience, hold on to your hearts because you may discover the beauty of this day as our event unfolds.
On this auspicious day when we have gathered together to celebrate humanity, human rights, equality and kindness, I, on the behalf of our respected principal Mr. (name of the principal) and my hard-working team, would like to welcome you all. Besides, I feel honoured to welcome Mr. (name of the guest) our chief guest. So, I hope our arrangement shall bring you joy and excitement.
At my lowest
God is my hope
At my Darkest
God is my LIGHT
At my weakest
God is my STRENGHT
At my saddest
God is my COMFORT
He is the most merciful, and He is the most benevolent. So, starting our function, I would like to call (name of the person) for the lord’s prayer. Thank you, (name).
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. ―Nelson Mandela
Now without wasting much of your time, let us call our little fairies of grade ____ for their tableau performance. So, a big round of applause for them.
Wow, it was indeed beautiful. Besides, I would like to thank (name of the choreographer) who has choreographed this performance.
Speech on Human Rights Day
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for our speakers to share their thought. So, please give them a round of applause.
“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” ―
Thank you, (name of the speaker).
Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. ― Mandy Hale
Dear audience, now hold on to your hearts because it is time for our drama performers to present the performance and share the theme and mission of today’s event. Speaking of today’s event, I hope you are having fun. If so, please appreciate our performers to take their positions on the stage. By your shout outs, it is crystal clear that you enjoyed yourselves.
Calling the Principal
It is my esteemed pleasure to invite our respected principle of the (name of the institute), Mr. (name of the principal). Sir. you hardly need any introduction. You have us all proud by your distinguished hard word in the field of education and human rights. So, may I please have you on the stage.
Thank you, sr for your kind words.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for joining us. We are honored to have you today. Besides, we treasure your valuable time and patience. Also, I would like to thanks our guests (names of the guests) for giving us their precious time to brighten our event. Taking this brief opportunity, I want to thank my team.
Hence, this is the end of our program. So, take care and peace!