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India20-yr old becomes Canadian High Commissioner for a day!

20-yr old becomes Canadian High Commissioner for a day!


NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old engineering student from Jaipur today donned the hat of Canadian High Commissioner to for a day, holding parleys with top diplomats from other countries on gender equality.

Medha Mishra, who won a video competition conducted by the High Commission of Canada to win the “once in a lifetime opportunity”, chaired a delegation on girls rights and flagged off a run for ‘gender equality' as part of the mission's activities to mark ‘ Day of the Girl Child' on October 11.

As the day drew to an end, Medha, who usually spends her day flipping through pages of coding and geometrical lines, was revelling in what she described was a “tough job”.

“It was basically emulating what a High Commissioner's day is like and honestly, it is quite a tough job. I got to attend a session with a few diplomats that included the Mexican Ambassador and Deputy Ambassadors from Canada, South Africa and Australia. I am glad that I got a chance to do this, given my current skills,” she said.

The contest she won required women from across the country to explain in a video, “Why girls' rights are important and what can be done to achieve greater gender equality.”

Medha participated in several public events to create awareness about the importance of girls' rights including the run along Shanti Path with staff from several foreign missions in the city and students and volunteers. (Agencies)

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