Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

International Day of the Girl Child: Indian Student Esha Bahal Becomes British High Commissioner For 24 Hours

Esha Bahal achieved the feat by winning a competition organised by the British High Commission to mark the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11.


Updated:October 11, 2018, 7:24 AM IST
International Day of the Girl Child: Indian Student Esha Bahal Becomes British High Commissioner For 24 Hours
Picture: ANI

To mark the International Day of the Girl Child, a political science student in a Noida University became British High Commissioner to India for 24 hours.

Esha Bahal achieved this feat by winning a competition organised by the Commission. A total of 58 women, aged between 18 and 23, from across the country had submitted their short video presentation on the theme, "what does gender equality mean to you?", to celebrate the special day, which falls on October 11.

Bahal, who plans to become a social entrepreneur after completing her higher studies in public policy and law, gained the successful entry.

"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,” a delighted Bahal told ANI.

British High Commissioner to India—or rather, the Deputy High Commissioner for a day—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.

"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," he added.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results