The School of Philosophy & Culture (SoPC) at SMVD University Katra (J&K) organized the 9th ICPR Study Circle Meeting. It is sponsored by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi. The topic of the lecture was “The Nature of Human Rights” which was delivered by Prof. Rakesh Chandra (Head Department of Philosophy & Dean of Academics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow). Prof. Chandra was the government nominee member of ICPR, New Delhi. As the chairperson of the Women Study Center, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, he facilitated an extensive awareness program for the safety and dignity of women. In his lecture, he presented a comprehensive picture of the situation of human rights in the world along with its historical understanding. Dr. Anil K. Tewari started this event with the welcome of the speaker and the participants coordinated the question-and-answer session. More than 80 participants joined the session from different parts of the country. Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma (Head, SoPC) thanked the speaker and the participants.