- Miss Manipur 2017, a beauty contest conducted in the state recently
- Here, the Revenue Minister K Shyam donates Rs 50,000 to promote cultural identity
- Dr.Sapam Ranjan graced the event as the Chief Guest
Miss Manipur 2017, a beauty contest conducted in the state on Sunday where the young girls set the stage on fire. Here, the revenue Minister donated Rs 50,000 in order to promote the cultural identity of the state.
A platform to show inner talent and mental ability
The Miss Manipur 2017 is a beauty pageant contest where all the young beauties show their talent and one out of all is selected as the beauty with brains of the state.
As per the organizers, this platform not only counts the outer beauty but the inner talent and the mental ability as well.
On Sunday, Grand Finale presented by Halley Laithangbam and Sonya Phairembam was held at Bheigyachandra Open Air Theatre, Palace Compound amidst much pomp and grandeur in which about 17 contestants from different walks of life competed for the coveted title.
In the event, the Revenue Minister Karam Shyam graced the event and he was accompanied by Dr.Sapam Ranjan who was the Chief Guest of the event.
Delivering the welcome address, Chief Co-ordinator, Miss Manipur Organisation, R.K.Somio stated that Miss Manipur 2017 is not just a one day show but a culmination of pre-events of around 1 month.
In this one month, the contestants have to undergo skill development and training camp grooming sessions to horn their important talents.
Dr.Sapam Ranjan said that the very purpose of organizing Miss Manipur Contest is not just appreciating external physical beauty alone but to give a platform to the contestants to showcase their inner talents & mental attitudes.
Highlighting the importance of knowing the value of time, Minister Karam Shyam said that citizens should be punctual in their activities if the State is to head towards progress and development.
He also pointed out they should try to abide by the timing of the set schedule as far as applicable while organizing a function.
He addressed the audience saying that Miss Manipur Pageant is a way to expose the beautiful character, talents & morals of a woman apart from appreciating the different structures of human anatomy like eyes, nose etc.
He also said that the Arts & Culture Department of the State should play a big role in organizing such State function and a collective effort from all sides including the Government is needed to promote the cultural identity of Manipur.
Convincing the gathering that the Government is ready to co-operate & shoulder responsibility in times of need for properly organizing such function of traditional significance, he donated Rs.50,000 to help compensate the shortage of funds met by the organizers.