Applications searched for ‘in the future British High Commissioner’


New Delhi, August 28  

Indian, lady and between the ages of 18 and 23? Well, then you may change into Britain’s excessive commissioner to India for a day, get an inside view of the dynamic between the 2 international locations and likewise launch a gender constitution for the mission.

 The British High Commission has invited purposes from Indian ladies who match the 18-23 age bracket for the initiative aimed toward empowerment and to focus on the challenges confronted by ladies the world over.

The winner will expertise a variety of UK-India work, meet with senior stakeholders and companions to debate the collective response to COVID-19, and launch a brand new BHC Gender Charter reaffirming the excessive fee’s “dedication to gender equality”, the British High Commission right here mentioned in an announcement.

In order to take part within the pan-India competitors, candidates should file and add a one-minute video on the subject, ‘What world challenges and alternatives do you see for gender equality within the age of COVID-19′.  The video should be shared on both Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by tagging ‘UKinIndia’ and utilizing the hashtag ‘#DayoftheGirl’, the mission mentioned.

The deadline to use is September 13, 2020.

“I’m delighted to launch our fourth High Commissioner for a Day competitors. Empowering ladies and ladies globally is among the UK’s prime priorities and we proceed to work with governments and companions world wide as a power for good, together with in India, to make {that a} actuality,” mentioned Jan Thompson, Britain’s performing excessive commissioner to India.

The competitors, he mentioned, is aimed toward giving “our amazing young women a platform to shape the world we live in”.

“I’ve been impressed by the good purposes we have obtained from throughout India over the previous years, and look ahead eagerly to seeing much more this yr,” he mentioned.

 The British High Commission has run the ‘High Commissioner for a Day’ competitors yearly since 2017 to have a good time the International Day of the Girl Child (noticed on October 11), empower the following technology of girls as leaders and trailblazers, and to focus on a few of the challenges ladies and ladies world wide nonetheless face, in accordance with the assertion.

The winner of this yr’s competitors will probably be invited to take part in a digital programme in gentle of the well being and security precautions required by COVID-19, it mentioned.

A jury on the British High Commission will choose the winner, who will probably be introduced on @UKinIndia social media channels by September 23.

The winner of the competitors final yr was 22-year-old Ayesha Khan, a mass communication pupil from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

As ‘High Commissioner for a Day’, she visited a Delhi college to look at a British Council programme selling gender optimistic roles, met with ladies working within the  unorganised sector to find out how they’re supported by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), and hosted a dialogue with a beneficiary of Facebook’s GOAL (Going Online as Leaders) programme.

She additionally met with enterprise, international coverage and civil society leaders. PTI



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