Union Minister for Shipping and Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari released the new book of Senior Fellow of ICSSR and Former Prof. & Head, Deptt of Public Administration and Local Govt; RTM Nagpur University Prof. Neelima Deshmukh, entitled, Dialectics and Dynamics of Human Rights. This was Deshmukh’s sixth book.
Vishram Jaamdar, Chairman Board of Governors VNIT, Prof. Kamal Singh, former Vice Chancellor of SGB Amraoti University, Prof. Raju Mankar former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babsaheb Technological University Lonere and the present Director of Laxmi Narayan Institute of Technology (LIT), Agro expert Dr. Ramesh Thakare, among others were present.
It is pertinent to note here that her first book “ Aarthik Neeti aur Prashasan” written in Hindi was also released by the then PWD Minister of Maharashtra Gadkari in 1997. On this occasion, he congratulated and highly appreciated Prof. Deshmukh for this noble venture and dedicated efforts towards the society and expected many more such thought provoking writings of human value to come up in future also.
The said edited book contains 23 articles including her own also, which have been contributed by the learned authorities of the field across all the corners of the country right from Mizhorum to Kerala and Gujarat to Chandigarh. The eminent experts like Vice Chancellors, former Chairman Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Judges, Advocates, legal, medical professional experts and the academicians of high international repute based on their knowledge, academic and field experiences of the practical nature from the society have expressed their concern over the present scenario of the country and the plight of the citizens to ensure the human rights through their writings from the governance point of view in particular.
The articles deal with the latest development in the academics as well as in the civil society initiatives and policy implementation processes for ensuring human rights in India, particularly at the level of local governments. The areas of special attention are naturally policing, social justice, gender issues, patents, globalization, CEDAW and state-status of the tribal’s in different parts of India. Looking around and thinking about what is happening in the field, one can’t help getting a nagging feeling that while so much is being attempted to chase the human rights goals in and outside the government, something seems to be lacking somewhere – things are not adding up.
The book carries a foreword written by Nitin Gadkari mentions “Sensitivity about human rights is crucial for achieving empowerment of people through comprehensive human development. Respect for human dignity is inherent in the larger meaning of universal human rights and if the civilized world looks at itself as one family or “global village” – as it is called in modern parlance – the lofty ideal of eradication of global inequalities would not be impossible to achieve. Realising this universal objective in keeping with the spirit of the modern world must be the agenda of human rights movements in the new millennium. No doubt development is a must, particularly in the Indian context but it has to have a human face. While all other efforts are being made in this direction to meet the objective, there still remains a wide gap between the desired goals and what has been achieved.”
Prof. Neelima Deshmukh thanked all subject experts and those who were present on the occasion and said she is sure this book will further catalyze new thinking on the issue of protection of Human Rights and promotion of human dignity in our country and facilitate a sharing of information, ideas, and experience. No doubt that will be immensely useful for the policy makers fostering a new administrative culture and governance in the context of human rights. The book has been dedicated to her late parents Martandrao & Sushma Parse.
Dr. Yogesh Kumbhalkar, Hemant Thakkar, Satpal Sardana, Suresh Jadhav, Shri Himanshu, and Shilpa Yaree, Keshav Meshram, Praveen, Hitesh, Sagar, Shobha Parse, Bharti Polke, Maya Burange, Anju Purohit, Adv, Naina Sadashivan, Phalke, Durgatai Pardhi, Varsha Mehta were present on the occasion.