Dr. Zohra Jenkinson on “Human Development”
A virtual Guest Speaker Program was organised by the Geography Department of Delhi Public School,
RK Puram on the topic “Human Development” on 3rd May 2021 for the geography students of class XII and the teachers of the Social Sciences Department.
The session began with a welcome address by Ms Sangita Bajpai who introduced the guest speaker,
Dr. Zohra Jenkinson was an alumnus of University of Delhi and a DPhil in geography from Oriel college, University of Oxford . She is the Geography subject expert for Ofqual. She has been the Chairperson for Oxfordshire Women’s Aid for domestic violence charity, Oxfordshire Racial Equality Council and Independent Advisor to Thames Valley Police. She is a Founder member of Oxford South Asia Forum and now holds talks and raises funds for natural disasters in the Indian subcontinent such as earthquakes, cyclones etc. She has also been a Trustee of Orinoco Scrapstore in Oxford since 2000.
The Head of Department, Ms. Rupa Das welcomed the guest speaker with a bouquet of flowers and requested Dr Jenkinson to share her views on the topic- “ Human Development.”
Dr Zohra Jenkinson talked about many aspects of Human Development, the difference between Development and Growth and also how parameters of Development have changed over time. She explained the six basic pillars of Human Development- Equity, Sustainability, Productivity, Empowerment, Cooperation and Security and stated that human development shares a common vision with human rights.
The lecture was followed by an enriching Question-Answer Session where Dr. Zohra Jenkinson answered the queries raised by the students and teachers, often citing examples from her own experiences.
The session concluded with Ms Sangita Bajpai requesting the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan to address the gathering. The session was attended by the Vice Principal Ms Renu Nayar, the Head of the Departments of each branch of Social Sciences and the Social Science teachers. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Mahima Goel.
The session was indeed informative and enriching.