MCLEOD GANJ, India, 22 August 2014
Miss Himalaya Pageant 2014 is planned for 4 and 5 October in McLeod Ganj, India.
Miss Himalaya Pageant is organised to celebrate the mighty and majestic Himalaya, the beautiful and peace-loving people and their unique culture, and the pristine environment around the Himalayan mountain range.
The Pageant aims to provide an opportunity for young women to showcase their art, talent, and intelligence, to foster friendship and understanding among the people in the region. The Pageant will also provide an opportunity to study and assess the vulnerability of the fragile Himalayan ecosystem.
The Pageant will bring on one stage women from the entire Himalayan region, from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) spreads throughout 10 states: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura, as well as the hill regions of two states: Assam and West Bengal. Young women from Bhutan and Nepal will also be invited to participate in the Pageant.
The winner will receive a prize of one lakh rupees, the first runner-up 50,000 and the second runner-up 25,000 rupees.