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English NewsGirl gets to be UK deputy high commissioner of Kolkata for a day

Student from Assam ‘heads’ British mission. Monjita Baruah won “Deputy High Commissioner for a Day” contest. Since 2016, British high commission been offering young Indian women across the country to head a diplomatic mission for a day. She is a second-year student of NIT Silchar.

Monjita’s day started at 10.30am with a briefing with British Deputy High Commissioner to Calcutta, Bruce Bucknell. “I was briefed about the job by Bucknell and later met the consular team and other officials,” she told.

During the day, which ended at 5.30pm, Monjita had the chance to oversee the net¬work, lead departmental briefings and interact with im¬portant stakeholders and the media.

“I visited the British Coun¬cil to interact with their staff and experience their creative and library services. It was an amazing experience and I learnt a lot,” Monjita said and hoped that she had done her job admirably.

A statement released by the British Deputy High Com¬mission Calcutta said, “She learnt about the opportunities the UK has to offer to trade and businesses. She also heard about the UK’sa power in the sports sector and about tackling global challenges like climate change. This opportunity gave her the platform to observe, learn and experience the varied aspects of the Deputy High Commissioner’s day, including his diplomatic engagements. She learnt about the initiatives under¬taken by the UK to promote gender equality and end human trafficking.”


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