11 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of International Girl Child Day, British Deputy High Commission in coordination with PECUC organised an event to spread awareness among masses on shunning gender bias. The BDHC and PECUC held essay competitions in 10 schools on the topic - Gender Equity is Essential for India's Progress.
Six finalists were chosen among 150 participants in this competition. Today, on the International Girl Child Day, the finalists competed among each other and wrote excellent pieces on gender equity. They also read out their essays before an audience which comprised of senior journalists, bureaucrats, social activists and entrepreneurs.
A panel of judges comprising senior journalists Sandeep Sahu and Sangita Agarwal selected the best three essays and awarded the winners on the occasion.
Among others, Culture Department Secretary, Manoranjan Panigrahy, Municipal Commissioner (Cuttack), Ananya Das, PECUC Brand Ambassador Bhumika Das and Executive Director Eastern Media, Tanaya Patnaik were present on the occasion.