Human chain on Human Rights Day
Posted on Mon , 10 Dec '12
Tribal students in Odisha state formed a 25 kilometres long human chain to mark World Human Rights Day today. Around 20,000 children of Odisha's Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) formed the chain in Bhubaneswar. Founder Secretary of KISS, Achyuta Samanta said it is apparently the longest human chain across the world. Odisha's Health Minister, Damodar Rout said the purpose was to spread the message that tribals are the first citizens of this country. The children held hands to form the human chain that covered almost the entire city of Bhubaneswar and carried placards and banners along.