The initiative is part of celebrations for the forthcoming International Women’s Day.
The Embassy of India Bangkok have announced via their Facebook page that they are launching the ‘Ambassador for a Day Contest,’ an initiative that aims to bring attention to the efforts of young Thai leaders in our community, as well as to celebrate International Women’s Day, which will be recognised globally on the 8th of March this year.
In a video posted to the platform, H.E. Suchitra Durai, the Ambassador of India to Thailand, explains the inspiration behind the contest: “To celebrate the forthcoming International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2021, my fellow female ambassadors in Bangkok, as well as the female heads of UN agencies here, would like to invite young Thai leaders to join us as ambassadors for a day.
“In order to participate, what you need to do is upload a video on your favourite social media platform about a social issue that affects women and girls in your community and what you are doing to address it. Please join us in this initiative so that together we can make our societies more representative and equitable and thus making the world a better place.”
If you’re interested in participating, the Embassy’s official instructions are as follows:
Post a three-minute-long video in one of the following languages (French, Spanish, German, English, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Portuguese, Hindi) on your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram page, and send the video link by email to AmbassadorForADayThailand@gmail.com.
Your video should describe a social issue affecting women or girls in your community and explain what you have done or would do to improve the situation. Videos will be judged based on how you describe your social issue, the presentation of your video, and your fluency in your chosen language.
Be sure to also submit your name, age, hometown and school, university or place of employment, as well the best way to contact you (phone number, email address, Line ID) in your email.
The contest is open to anyone holding a Thai government ID card between the ages of 18 and 25.
Videos must be received on or before February 15 at 23:59 (11:59 pm) Bangkok time.
*Please note that Ambassador for a Day events may be delayed in line with COVID-19 related travel and social distancing restrictions.
Featured image captured by Masala at the Indian Embassy Independence Day celebrations in 2020.