On the occasion of the 20th World Human Rights Day, the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal was felicitated with the prestigious 2019 Global Human Rights Protection Award at the 20th Human Rights Congress organized by the Indian Institute of Human Rights at India International Centre on 10 December 2019. The award was received on her behalf by Ms Rupa Das and Dr. Atika Dayal, Heads of the Department of Geography and English respectively along with four students.
The Human Rights Congress was presided over by Dr Rahul Rai, Director of the Indian Institute of Human Rights. The award was also conferred on Mrs Judith K K Kan’goma- Kapijimpanga High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia; Major General Mr Chris Sunday Eze (Rtd.) High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and Mr Amadou Ndene Ndoye, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Senegal and Principals from other schools. In their acceptance speeches, the human rights dignitaries emphasised on the strong link between democracy and human rights, stating how the two are interconnected and went hand in hand. They highlighted the need to eradicate stereotypes and bring in a new paradigm of equality for all, regardless of race, religion or socio-economic status.