Odia girl Maitri gets KIIT Nanhipari title

Dec 31: Style, compassion, talent, intelligence and elegance were at their best
as teenage models took the ramp at the 16th Nanhipari- Little Miss India talent
beauty pageant, which concluded at the KiiT International School here on Friday
night. Thirty-two girls between 13-16 years shortlisted for the semifinal round
from regional auditions from Guwahati, Luknow, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar,
Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad faced several competitions during the
two-day event.
In the grand
finale, Maitri Manali Pradhan from Bhubaneswar was crowned the KIIT
Nanhipari-Little Miss India 2016. Dipanwita Dey of Kolkata and Swayamprabha
Dalabehera of Mumbai were crowned 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up,
respectively. The top three received a cash award of Rs 3 lakh, Rs 1 lakh and
Rs 50,000, respectively, along with silver crowns, trophies and certificates.
director Goodly Rath, Rekha Khan, Shriti Vyakaran, Miss Asia Pacific, Suprit
Kaur Miss India UN, Hera Bin, representative of Korean Cosmetic company were
the jury members while MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, Dr Achyuta Samanta, chief patron
of KIIT Nanhipar and Malay Mohapatra, patron, were present on the

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