Neha Dhull, a Social Worker and Law Student in London is currently a finalist in the Miss Great Britain Pageant. Born to immigrant parents from India, the British Asian was born in South East, England. This summer she graduated from Law School and is now undertaking her solicitor course in pursuit of becoming a Child Rights Lawyer.
Neha developed a passion for helping vulnerable children at a very young age. She said, “my parents work closely with vulnerable children, so I was naturally inspired to follow in their footsteps. I hope to contribute to making society a safer place for our future generation.”
Five years ago, she started her own campaign called the Happy Kids Campaign where she hosts fun and educational workshops for vulnerable children across Great Britain. She said, “I work with various children’s charities and schools with the aim of assisting them to deliver on emotional support and high-quality safeguarding of children. My campaign has also extended abroad where I have worked with charities that support street children in India.”
Neha and her London/ Delhi based NRI Friend Karan Abbott run a dog charity also
Neha’s journey in achieving career success has not been easy. As a victim of racially motivated bullying during her school years and numerous occasions of racial abuse in her working life, Neha refuses to let the prejudice of others stand in the way of achieving success.
As an avid feminist and member of 2 award-winning female organisations (Like-Minded Females and Asian Women Festival Group), Neha expressed, “Having faced racism myself, I hope to be a role model for young women of colour and show them that you can achieve anything you out your mind to.”
Neha said, “Miss Great Britain is truly a fantastic organisation. They develop strong, independent and empowered women who are encouraged to be charitable.”
The Miss Great Britain competition takes place at the Athena in Leicester on 16th and 17th September 2021. A British Asian woman is yet to win Britain’s first beauty pageant, perhaps Neha will go on to become the first to hold the prestigious title?