Medha Koppam, a 3rd year Computer Science & Engineering student at PES University (RR Campus) took part in the High Commissioner for a Day competition held by the British High Commission in India. The competition is held every year to mark the International Day of the Girl Child.
Medha Koppam was adjudicated as the winner of the Bengaluru leg and was the British Deputy High Commissioner for a day, where she attended meetings with the staff and had external meetings which included a visit to the home of centenarian environmentalist Salumarada Thimmakka (Medha’s inspiration in her video entry for the competition), meeting with Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) and finally meeting with Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Shalini Rajneesh. The objectives of these meetings were for her to meet women leaders working in public policy, environment, civic engagement and government.
The Management, Faculty and Students of PESU extend their hearty congratulations to Ms. Medha Koppam and wish her the very best.
The acting British Deputy High Commissioner in Bangalore, Dr. Andrew Fleming, visited PES University on the 11th of October, which is the International Day of the Girl Child, and handed over the DHC For A Day certificate to Medha Koppam in the presence of senior faculty of PES University.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Andrew spoke about how it is important to help the girl child find her voice and give her the confidence to handle critical responsibilities that come with public life. In her thanksgiving address, Medha recollected her meeting with Salumarada Thimmakka and Dr. Shalini Rajneesh and how she was inspired by their lives and work.
Dr. J. Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor and Dr. V. Krishna, Dean, Student Affairs participated in the function.