Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26:
The three-day semifinal and grand finale of KIIT Nanhipari Little Miss India-2015 will begin from tomorrow at KiiT International school campus in Odisha capital.
As many as 30 contestants selected from regional auditions held in Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad will participate in the final rounds during the three-day.
There are various categories for the participants such as Miss Rapunzel– girl with most beautiful hair, Miss Photogenic– girl with best pose in photoshoot 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 Cindrella– 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 and Miss Active- – most active girl in sports round.
Many attractive prizes have been introduced in the 15th edition of the competition this year. The Prize Money for the winner is Rs. 11 lakh – Rs. 3 lakh cash prize and 100% academic fee waiver subject to a maximum of Rs. 8 lakh for studying in any discipline in KIIT University. The 1st Runners Up would win Rs. 5 lakh – Rs. 1 lakh cash prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs. 4 lakh for studying any discipline in KIIT University. Similarly, the 2nd Runners Up would get Rs. 4.5 lakh – Rs. 50,000 cash prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs. 4 lakh for studying any discipline in KIIT University.
Renowned Odishi dancer Guru Sanchita bhatacharya, television actor and anchor Karan Oberoi, film producer, Neelamadhav Panda, Indian model Natasha Assadi, Aarushi Sharma, Sushree Shreya Mishra, Odia cine artist Anu Choudhury, Sabyasachi Mishra, Archita Sahu, Kannad cine artist Udayan Aparajit, Indian Idol junior 2015 Ananya Sritam Nanda and Dr. Iti Samanta, Editor, Kadambini will join as the judges and guests for the event.
“Nanhipari” is a talent show for teenage girls between the age group of 13-16 years. It had a modest start in 2001 in a remote and small tribal town of Keonjhar district of Odisha. In a short span of just 14 years, it has become a national event of repute, touted as the ‘Little Miss India’ competition, the only one of its kind. Patronized by noted visionary, social activist, educationist, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, the purpose of KIIT Nanhipari Little Miss India is to build an institution and a tradition dedicated for spotting and nurturing the talented young girls to become successful women subsequently in their adulthood.