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Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
Geeta Chopra National Bravery Award

Two Loreto Students, Tejasweeta Pradhan of Class XII and Shivani Gong of Class XI from Loreto Convent Darjeeling and St Teresa’s High School, Darjeeling respectively were awarded the Geeta Chopra National Bravery Award by the Prime Minister. They are members of the Students Against Trafficking Club and helped the NGO, Marg bust a human trafficking racket fearlessly participating in a sting operation. A third student Nina Rai from Loreto St Teresa’s HS Darjeeling was also part of the operation but did not qualify for the award as she was below the required age criteria of 18years.



Loreto Day School, Bowbazar

UPSC TOPPER- She topped the UPSC exams in 2015. Zainab Sayeed is a past pupil of Loreto Day School, Bowbazar. An English Honours graduate from St. Xavier's College, she did her post graduation from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi. After her masters, she has worked with the Telegraph, Calcutta in the editorial department. Currently, she is an IRS trainee.


Dr .Mithu Alur

Loreto House

Dr .Mithu Alur, is a past pupil of Loreto House. She is the founder chairperson of The Spastic Society of India - now rechristened ADAPT - Able Disable All People Together. She is a pioneer in the care and education of people with Neuro-Muscular and Developmental Disabilities like cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome and mental retardation. She has been working in the slums of Mumbai and has recently finished a longitudinal research with UNICEF where she has created an Education For All model for 'all' children who are disadvantaged including the girl child, the disabled child and children in poverty, demonstrating that inclusive education can happen anywhere including the poorest places. In 1989 the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri Award


Dr. Reena Sen

Loreto College

A founder member of the organisation that started its activities as the West Bengal Spastics Society, Dr. Sen is an alumna of Loreto House. She also obtained a B.Ed degree from Loreto College, where she was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Commendable Achievement given to the Highest Scorer in the Class. She has a PhD, MA and PG Diploma (Education) from the University of London. She has worked intensively in the classroom with children with cerebral palsy with varying degrees of abilities. Dr Sen is presently the Executive Director of IICP. She lived in Kochi from 1984-1987 where she founded Raksha, an NGO that continues to thrive as a nodal centre for disability in Kerala. In 2006, Dr Sen was awarded the ABLENET-ISAAC Literacy Award for her work with individuals who have severe speech and physical impairments .In 2016 she was invited as Expert in Residence to the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA, by the Community for Global Health Equity to mentor an Innovation Challenge focused on multidisciplinary approaches to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all, with particular emphasis on girls and students with disability.


Sunita Narain

Loreto Convent Delhi

Sunita Narain is an Indian environmentalist and political activist as well as a major proponent of the Green concept of sustainable development.

Awards :
Padma Shri by the Government of India.
IAMCR Climate Change Communication Research in Action Award.


Shreemati Mitter

Loreto House

Sreemati Mitter is the Kutaibaal Ghanim Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International and Public Affairs at Brown University. She is completing her first book, entitled “A History of Money in Palestine: From the 1900s to the Present.” Her work examines the economic and monetary dimensions of statelessness. Her broader academic interests include the economic, social, and political history of the modern Middle East.


Naina Lal Kidwai

Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla

Group General Manager & Country Head of HSBC India. Former President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry).


Mrs. Rita Bhimani

Loreto College

Mrs. Rita Bhimani has been a Woman Independent Director at Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Ltd. She was Vice President at Ananda Shankar Centre For Performing Arts, and Independent Non-Executive Director at Asian Hotels (East) Ltd.She is on the Board of Directors at Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Ltd. and Asian Hotels (East) Ltd.


Ritika Sen

Loreto House, Kolkata.

Ritika Sen is an alumnus of Loreto House, Kolkata. Having studied at Loreto House since the age of five and finishing in 2001, she continued on to Presidency College, Kolkata for a B.A in Political Science and graduated from the London School of Economics in the UK with an MSc in International Relations. She secured her first job at Lehman Brothers in London where she entered their prestigious Graduate Programme. Ritika next made a transition to the Japanese investment bank, Nomura. She later became a full-time entrepreneur, and with two ex-colleagues from Nomura, established BitSpread Ltd, a start-up company in London. Ritika recently featured in the UK’s ‘Women in Fintech Powerlist’ 2016 UK.


Ms. Indrani Ganguly

Loreto Day School,Sealdah

Ms IndraniGanguly has been an educationist for the last 30 years. She is a Fulbright Scholar. She has worked as Principal, Sri Shikshayatan School, Kolkata and is currently Principal of Loreto Day School, Bowbazar. She is an alumna of Loreto Day School Sealdah and Loreto College. Foremost among her achievements are developing a special curriculum on Peace education in the University of Maryland, USA, receiving the 2011 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund- a very prestigious and competitive grant from the State Dept. of US to work on Peace Education, setting up a Peer Mediation Cell in school that trains mediators to resolve conflict amongst them, being associated with and actively participating in the Leadership Training Service projects on various social and environmental issues.


Mira Nair

Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla

Producer & Director & Oscar Award Nominee. An Indian American filmmaker based in New York City, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film .She was awarded the Padma Bhushan.


Justice Leila Seth

Loreto Darjeeling

Justice Leila Seth was the first woman judge on the Delhi High Court and she became the first woman to become Chief Justice of a state High Court.


Vrinda Grover

Loreto Delhi

Vrinda Grover is an eminent Supreme Court lawyer. She is a researcher, Human and Women’s Rights activist based in New Delhi, India. She specializes in cases related to domestic violence, human rights, custodial torture and rights of minorities. She serves as the trustee at the Centre for Social Justice and is a Board member for Green Peace. TIME magazine identified her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.


Romi Kapil Dev

Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla



Vijay Thakur Singh

Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla

Indian Ambassador to Ireland


Saheli Ghosh Roy

Loreto Day School, Sealdah

Saheli Ghosh Roy was a student of Loreto Day School, Sealdah and finished school in 1981. She is presently working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Govt. of India. She had worked in various capacities in the Central Govt of India, since 1988 when she qualified in the Civil Services Examination and joined the Central Secretariat Service (CSS). As Deputy Secretary, IC in Ministry of Environment and Forest, Ms Ghosh Roy had represented India at various international forums including the UN Commission on Sustainable Development at the UN Headquarters, New York.

As Joint Secretary in MHA, she is in charge of International Cooperation and Coordination and Public Grievances. She received her M.Phil from the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi in 2010.


Shobhana Bhartia


Shobhana Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group. She has also recently taken charge as the Pro Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and is the current chairperson of Endeavor India. Shobhana served as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, from 2006 to 2012. She has received the Global Leader of Tomorrow award from the World Economic Forum (1996). She has also won the Business Woman Award, The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2007. She has received the Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award 2013 from the ASSOCHAM Ladies League in recognition for her Excellence in Nation Building through Media & Leadership.


Ms Zohra Chatterji

Loreto Convent, Lucknow

Ms Zohra Chatterji, IAS, Uttar Pradesh 1979, and an alumna of Loreto Convent, Lucknow, was former Secretary, Textiles, in the Government of India, and was later appointed as Chairman – UP Institute of Design, Government of Uttar Pradesh. A dynamic Civil Servant, she has held the following posts: • Additional Secretary Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India • CMD, Coal India Limited • Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India • Member of Secretary, National Commission for Women, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India. • Joint Secetary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting • Principal Secretary, Industries, IT & Electronics, Govt. of UP


Moon Moon Sen

Loreto House

Moon MoonSen, Indian film actress, known for her works in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and Kannada films. She has received the Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is a member of the TMC, West Bengal and an MP.


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Loreto House

Indian American writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author, poet, activist and teacher. Her books have been translated into 29 languages. Several of her novels and stories have been made into films and plays. She has won several awards for her works including the American Book Award and the Light of India.


Bachi Karkaria

Loreto College

Bachi Karkaria is an Indian journalist and columnist. She has served as an editor at The Times of India and is the author of the best selling title Dare To Dream: A Life of M.S. Oberoi.
]Karkaria was the first Indian on the board of the World Editors Forum, is a recipient of the US-based Mary Morgan-Hewitt Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a Jefferson Fellow of the East West Centre, Honolulu. She is on the advisory boards of the National AIDS Control Organisation and the India AIDS Initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Nadira Patheriya

Loreto Day School, Dharamtala

Nadira Patheriya was enrolled as an Advocate on June 6, 1983. She practised mainly in the High Court at Calcutta and also in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Orissa, High Court at Patna and High Court of Jharkhand. She specialises in Civil, Labour, Company, Arbitration and Constitutional matters and in Civil and Constitutional Laws. She was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a Permanent Judge on June 22, 2006.

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