Celebration of International Women's Day 2023 Press Releases

Celebration of International Women's Day 2023

Press Release


            The High Commission organised an Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2023. Participants could write on any of the following themes (for two categories 10-16 years & 17 years and above) :

"Need for policies that support working mothers and families",
"Role of media in shaping societal views of women" OR
"Importance of educating girls and women"

2. The High Commission received an overwhelming response with more than 80 essays, mostly from students who wrote on the themes with personal significance to them. The Essays submitted were erudite and showcased their awareness of women’s rights and issues, the importance of equality for women and ideas that bring that about.

3. The winners in each category are:



Category 1
(10-16 years)

1st Prize: Melissa Choisy
2nd Prize: Nathan Uranie
3rd Prize: Vanshika Parikh

Category 2
(17 years and above)

1st Prize: Sean Nathaniel
2nd Prize: Abiyazhini Ramasamy
3rd Prize: Charity Miti


4. Special appreciation prizes were also given to participants Narnia Gonthier and Vasilisa Kozhin for their efforts. All participants received participation certificates.

5.  A prize distribution ceremony was held on 7th March at the High Commission premises to award and felicitate the winners and the participants. Speaking on the occasion, High Commissioner greeted those present on the International Women’s Day and commended the participants on their efforts. He also highlighted GOI initiatives towards empowerment of women. Ms Cecile Kalebi, Principal Secretary Culture and Journalist Mrs Vidya Gappy, special guests for the event, shared their perspectives on International Women’s Day

6.  High Commission of India organizes competitions and events celebrating International Women’s Day every year.