Bhubaneswar: The Grand Finale of KIIT Nanhipari will be held on December 30.
According to the organisers, the finale will be a grand affair with flashy lights, magnificent stage and big names from the glamour industry.
As many as 35 contestants from across 19 cities of the country have been selected as finalists of the 18th edition of KIIT Nanhipari. In the finale they will compete in three rounds – casual, ethnic and evening gown round.
The winner will get a cash prize of Rs 21 lakh and along with that get a week-long visit and stay to South Korea with one of her parents sponsored by Hongbeopsa Management. The 1st and 2nd runners-up prizes carry an amount of Rs 10 lakh and Rs 9.5 lakh respectively.
Beside the winners and runners-up, the pageant also has prizes 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.
Beauty and brains put together define Nanhipari – a perfect blend of intellect, style, persona, and elegance. The one its kind beauty pageant for young girls is not just a beauty pageant, but a real talent hunt.
From its humble beginning in 2001 in a remote corner of Keonjhar district of Odisha – KIIT Nanhipari- Little Miss India has come a long way in establishing itself as one of the most coveted pageants in the country.
Patronized by the great visionary, social activist and educationist, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, the founder of KIIT & KISS, today the Nanhipari has become a national event. It nurtures young girls into the confident women of tomorrow.
Girls between the age group of 13 to 16 years go through regional auditions. The regional selection process has three rounds- Self Introduction, Talent Round and Questionnaire Session.
Once selected for the Grand Finale, the contestants are given proper grooming sessions and workshops with the experts. Precisions are completely professional and at par with other beauty pageants.
The purpose of KIIT Nanhipari is to build an institution and a tradition dedicated for nurturing talented young minds of the country. Through this successful platform those teenagers get myriad of exposure; they gain experience, confidence to be young leaders of tomorrow.