Bhubaneswar: Style, compassion, talent, intelligence and elegance were at its best as teenage models took the ramp in the 19th Nanhipari-Little Miss India talent beauty pageant, which concluded at KiiT International School in Bhubaneswar on 29th December, 2019. 26 young girls between 13-16 years shortlisted for semi final round from regional auditions from Guwahati, Lucknow, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Srinagar and Hyderabad faced several competitions during the two-day event.
In the Grand Finale Gunveen Chhabra from Raipur, Chhattisgarh crowned KIIT Nanhipari- Little Miss India 2019. Tapti Thakur of Bhopal and Vedika Rakshita of Patna were crowned first and 2nd runners up respectively. The top three also received a cash award of Rs. 3 lakh, Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 50000 respectively, along with silver crown, trophy and certificates.
Many other titles were decided in the final round such as, Miss Rapunzel – girl with most beautiful hair award was given to Roshini Y of Bengaluru. Similarly Miss Photogenic- girl with best pose in photoshoot round to Sharon Sahim of Kochi, Miss Selfie – Maximum likes on facebook page to Raisha Sahnawaz of Meghalaya, Miss Fashion girl with best costume in both rounds to Chandrima Sarkar of Kolkata, Miss Whizkid girl with highest marks in quiz round to Gunveen of Raipur, Miss Cinderella girl having best personality to Vanya Singh of Delhi, Miss Urvasi girl with Best Talent to Sonal Singh of Jamshedpur, Miss Catwalk girl with best ramp walk to Tashina Nilufar Hussain of Assam, Miss Monalisa most beautiful girl with most beautiful smile to Ramiya Thangjam of Manipur and Miss Active – most active girl to Tapti Thakur got a cash prize of 10thousand each. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Chief Patron of KIIT Nanhipari; Malay Mohapatra, Patron; Sumana Rao, Femina Miss India 2019; Shivani Jadhav, Miss Grand India 2019; Shreya Shankar, Miss India United Continents 2019; Qiao Qiao, Miss World, Quindang, Shandong, China 2017 and Jung Hye-Sun, South Korean famous Actress were awarded the winners. The core committee members Dr. Sucheta Priyabadini, Dr. Shradhanjali Nayak and Dr. Smita Mohanty were also present on the Grand Finale presentation ceremony.
Total prize money Rs. 41 lakh given to the winner and other categories, out of which the winner got Rs. 21lakh – Rs. 3 lakh cash prize and 100% academic fee waiver subject to a maximum of Rs. 18 lakh for studying in any discipline in KIIT University. Besides that, the title winner of KIIT Nanhipari Little Miss India will go on a weeklong trip with visit and stay to South Korea along with one of her parents. The 1st Runners Up won Rs. 10.00 lakh – R.1.00 Lakh cash prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs. 9.0 lakh for studying any discipline in KIIT University. Similarly, the 2nd Runners Up won Rs. 9.5 lakh – Rs.50,000 Cash Prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs. 9.0 lakh for studying any discipline in KIIT University. The three top winners will go on visit to Egypt. Besides the winner and runners up, pageants also awarded for special categories including Miss Rapunzel, Miss Monalisa, Miss Selfie, Miss Fashion, Miss Catwalk, Miss Whizkid, Miss Photogenic, Miss Cinderella, Miss Urvashi and Miss Active.