There is an unique opportunity for Indian women aged 18 to 23 to become British High Commissioner for a Day as part of the initiative to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11 which provides an opportunity for talented young women from India to share their strengths with the world.
“The full potential of the world’s youth to solve the world’s biggest challenges cannot be achieved without girls and women. The International Day of the Girl Child is an important moment to include and inspire. I’m looking forward to seeing numerous fantastic entries,” says Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India.
The interested participants can apply by recording and uploading a one-minute video answering: ‘How can young people help lead the way in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?’
The participant must share the video on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn by tagging ‘@UKinIndia’ and using the hashtag ‘#DayOfTheGirl’. The last date for applying online is August 18.
“The Sustainable Development Goals push for a better planet for everyone, everywhere; just as India is doing with its G20 Presidency. I’m always amazed by the talent spread across this country and have no doubt that India’s brilliant youth will lead the drive for a better future in the years to come,” adds Ellis.
A jury at the British High Commission (BHC) will select the winner, who will be announced on @UKinIndia social media channels. Only one entry per participant will be accepted. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. The High Commission’s decision is final and no correspondence relating to the above will be possible.
The duration of the video should not exceed one minute. Entries exceeding the time limit will be disqualified. Submissions should be original. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
The High Commissioner for a Day programme will take place in-person in Delhi. In case the winner is not from Delhi/NCR, the high commission will fund the travel to Delhi as part of the competition.
The British High Commission has been organizing the ‘High Commissioner for a Day’ competition annually since 2017 to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October).
Last year’s winner of the competition was Jagriti Yadav from Lucknow.