KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: The grand finale of KIIT Nanhi Pari-2017 is to be held today on the premises of KIIT International School here. As many as 30 teenage girls from different states will showcase their skills to win the crown of this season.
Yesterday all the finalists took part in the ramp show event which was witnessed by patron of the programme and founder of KIIT & KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta, renowned Bollywood film director Nila Madhab Panda and other dignitaries. They also showcased their talents in dancing, singing and acting last evening.
Auditions for the beauty pageant were held in 19 cities of the country including Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Lucknow.
The event gives an opportunity to young girls to showcase their persona, talent, style, glamour.
From a humble start in the year 2001 in a remote and small tribal town of Keonjhar district, the event has progressively taken rapid strides and has now become a national event of repute. The event became a national event since 2004.
The winner will get Rs 21 lakhs that includes Rs 3,00,000 cash prize and 100% academic fee waiver subject to a maximum of Rs 18 lakhs for studying in any discipline in KIIT University.
The first runners up will get Rs.10 lakhs including Rs 1,00,000 cash prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs 9 lakhs for studying any discipline in KIIT University.
Likewise, the second runners up will get Rs 9.5 lakhs including Rs 50,000 cash prize. She will also get 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs 9 lakhs for studying any discipline in KIIT University.
Besides, there is prize money of Rs 10,000 each for Miss Rapunzel (Girl with most beautiful hair), Miss Photogenic (Girl with best pose in photo-shoot round), Miss Selfie (Maximum likes on Facebook page), Miss Fashion (Girl with best costume in both rounds), Miss Whizkid (Girl with highest marks in quiz round), Miss Cinderella (Girl having best personality), Miss Urvasi (Girl with best talent), Miss Catwalk (Girl with best ramp walk), Miss Monalisa (Most beautiful girl with most beautiful smile), Miss Active (Most active girl in sports round).