Should Human Rights Education be made mandatory in schools?

TOPIC: Human Rights Education must be made mandatory in schools to promote peace and social harmony in the country.

It is really necessary that human rights education must be made mandatory in schools. If human rights education is provided in schools, the future citizens of the country will understand its meaning and will contribute to it and make equal rights for everyone with some basic rules. Human rights like food, clothing, shelter, right to speak freely, etc., are vital.
Anjali Wadekar (14)
Holy Cross Convent High School, Kolhapur

I agree, human rights education should be made mandatory, it aims at enhancing the knowledge and understanding of human rights, foster attitudes of tolerance, respect and responsibility. It can also develop awareness of how human rights can be translated into peace and social harmony.
Shailja Sultaniya (13)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

I agree that “human rights education must be mandatory in schools to promote peace and social harmony in the country”. This way of learning teaches students to examine their experiences from the human rights point of view enabling them to integrate these concepts into their value system and decision-making. It also imparts and spreads the human rights vocabulary and provides critical approach towards the same.
Prina Bhardwaj (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

A person is entitled to all the basic human rights, right from birth because he/she is a human person. Many institutions like the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council, UNESCO, etc., were formed to ensure that every person of any country gets access to these rights. Besides, children are the future of a country, and so educating them in this regard guarantees a peaceful and harmonious future. So Human Rights Education must be made mandatory.
Prathamesh Vinod Surjuse (13)
Agragami Convent School, Wardha

Human rights education must be made mandatory in schools as well as in colleges because the idea of caring for others and the individuals’ rights have to be learned in classrooms. This will bring about a tremendous change in the perspective of students and will be able to see their fellow humans as their own. This will lead to the path of peace and harmony.
Libin Joy
St Gabriel School, Jabalpur

Education is the most important tool for spreading human rights awareness. So, it is important that human rights education be included in the school curriculum. Schooling provides basic education and also, under the best circumstances, aids a child to explore the world and express his/her ideas in the right perspective. Schools can help establish an intellectual basis for teaching the historical development of human rights.
Rashmo Mehta (14)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

A civilized society cannot be thought of without ensuring human rights to all which are fundamental to the existence of human beings. Human rights empower people to generate skills and behaviour that would promote dignity and equality within the society all over. This is possible only by integrating these concepts into their value system and decision-making.
Khyati Aggarwal (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

I knew something about human rights, but I never thought about introducing it as a subject in schools. Of late, we hear many human rights issues from around the world and many of us teens are not aware of these. We understand its importance only when we or our near ones face them. Once it is introduced into the school curriculum, it will help us grow into more informed, responsible and just adults. Greta Thunberg is a great example of our times.
Lubna Mendonça (14)
Regina Mundi School, Chicalim, Goa

I fully agree with the statement, “Human Rights education should be made mandatory in schools to promote peace and social harmony in our country.” I’ve often noticed that even adults are unaware of their rights. So, if the school going children are given a clear understanding of it, this will make a big difference.
Guneev Kaur (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Human rights are something that everyone must be aware of. The very basis of human rights is that everyone is equal in dignity and rights. These rights are inalienable and inherent in all human beings without any difference by virtue of their being “human” alone. Human rights education must be made mandatory in schools so that students in their learning phase are trained in human rights as they are the future of our country. Students will then know about what is right and what is wrong.
Ankit Mondal
Sherwood School, Meghalaya

Human rights education should find its rightful place in the school curriculum, teacher training courses, textbooks, supplementary reading materials, educational policies and school administration. Human rights education must exert its influence from early childhood onwards and through a broad range of disciplines to build up a human rights culture.
Vaishnavi Narayan (14)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

If children are introduced to and made aware of human rights from a young age, they grow into sensitive adults aware of their responsibilities towards the nation and to their fellow citizens. Moreover, when they are aware of their own rights, they can safeguard themselves from being exploited, and pave way to peace and better harmony. Hence, I feel human rights education must be made mandatory in schools.
Diya Vinod Surjuse (16)
Wardha