NHRC’s month long Winter Internship Programme concludes (18.01.2019)

New Delhi, 18th January, 2019

The month long Winter Internship Programme of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India, which began on the 20th December, 2018, concluded in New Delhi today. 52 selected students of different colleges and universities from various parts of the country participated in the programme and were given the certificates on successful completion of internship. They included 32 girls and 20 boys. Three students Ms. Debanjana Bhattacharjee, Mr. Mebanjop Sun and Ms. Anjali Devi got three cash prizes of Rs. 6,000/-, 5,000/- and 4,000/-respectively as the best interns.


Addressing the valedictory function, Mr. Justice P.C. Ghose, Member, NHRC congratulated the interns on the successful completion of their internship. He expressed the hope that they would make the best use of their exposure on various aspects of human rights. He said that the interns should remain very positive in life and adhere to the principles of 3Ds i.e. discipline, devotion and direction to achieve success. Justice Ghose also decided to award a cash prize of Rs. 6,000/- to Ms. Nihal Kaur for her very innovative short film, capturing the ideas of all the interns on human rights in their respective dialects and languages.

Earlier, Mrs. Jyotika Kalra, Member, NHRC expressed the hope the interns would come out of the realm of gender stereotypes by contributing towards a society where gender based biases do not create impediments in realizing the right to equality of all while achieving their goals. She also said that they should also strive to build awareness on improving the gender sex ratio.

Mr. Jaideep Govind, Secretary General, NHRC said that interns are ambassadors of human rights. It would go a long way if they became practitioners of human rights. He said that the Commission is always open to the ideas of enriching the course contents and may introduce some new ideas to make it more useful and valuable.


The Internship programme covered more than 60 sessions addressed by the NHRC Members, senior officers and various eminent persons on various human rights related issues. They were also involved in activities such as project/research work, book review, State report, scrutiny of Law Division’s report case files. Besides this, they were taken for visits to district Jail, Gautham Budh Nagar, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, Central Jail Tihar Delhi, five police stations, NGO i.e. PRAYAS Juvenile Home, New Delhi.

Senior officers of the Commission including, Mr. Surajit Dey, Registrar (Law), Mr. Dilip Kumar, JS (Training), Dr. Ranjit Singh, JS(P&A), Ms. Chhaya Sharma, DIG, were present on the occasion.