The British High Commission organized a competition to mark the International Day of the Girl Child which is celebrated on October 11 and Esha Bahal, a student of Political Science in Noida University has become British High Commissioner to India for a day.
The competition was conducted for women aged between 18 and 23.
To participate in the competition, the competitors have to submit a short video presentation on the theme “What does gender equality mean to you?” From all across the country, around 58 students submitted their videos.
Esha Bahal made a successful entry and she plans to become a social entrepreneur after completing her higher studies.
After completing a day as acting British High Commissioner, Esha Bahal said, “Acting as British High Commissioner for a day has been a great and really unique experience. I’ve learned about the breadth and depth of UK-India relations – and had the opportunity to highlight the importance of gender equality and inclusivity, issues which are of great importance to me.”
The British High Commissioner to India, Dominic Asquith said, “I am delighted that we were able to run this competition and give young Indian women a platform to discuss their rights. I thank all participants for submitting their excellent videos.”
He further added, “Esha is truly impressive. She is clearly committed to girls’ rights and her video was outstanding. I would like to congratulate her on her success and wish her all the best for her future endeavours.”