A day-long celebration to Connect, Inspire and be bold for change
New Delhi; March 08, 2017: In the spirit of celebrating women in workforce, British Council is planning an entire day dedicated to women. On International Women’s Day - March 08, British Council will organise a Mela for NGOs working with women to showcase their achievements over the years. The mela will offer a platform for these NGOs to educate people about their work and contributions in society. It will be followed by a Conceptual Art Performance by Kimberley Rodrigues and performance of poetry and song by dancer/choreographer (Padmashri) Geeta Chandran. Reflecting the theme of the day, these performances are specially curated to further the idea of being bold for change. The day will end on a musical note with an eventful After Hour DJ set by Agent.
In addition to this, British Council will highlight women's creativity in the libraries across British Council centres throughout the month of March. They are displaying Meena Bazaar, 2016 acrylic on canvas, a project by Revue and Artreach India.
Alan Gemmell, British Council Director India said, “We’re proud that over the last 10 years we’ve supported the aspirations of hundreds of thousands of women –teachers, academics and artists – and millions of girls by working with incredible partners from across the UK and around India. This International Women’s Day British Council colleagues across India are celebrating these achievements and partnerships and continuing our public to the role of education and culture in promoting the rights and unrestricted opportunities of women and girls in India, the UK and around the world.”
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the social to the political – while calling for gender equality. Last year, British Council supported the #PledgeForParity campaign. They committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions and challenge the conscious and unconscious bias promoting gender-balanced leadership.
About British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.