Mrs. India Telangana,a part of the Mrs. India pageant, held its Grand finale on Sunday, 22nd April 2018, at The Park, Hyderabad. The event was organized by Mrs. Mamta Trivedi, Regional Director of Mrs. India Telangana, who is also the reigning Mrs. India 2017 and reigning Mrs. Asia International World 2017.
Mrs. India Telangana is a unique initiative aimed at promoting the culture of Telangana through women empowerment by breaking stereotypes about beauty. It encourages married women of our state to express themselves and discard the notions of fair, slim, tall and young women only being considered beautiful. The pageant aims to identify “beautiful souls” and create role-models for the society. Women who win this pageant alone can represent Telangana state at the national level in the “Mrs.India” pageant.
37 finalists used their innovation and creativity to depict the glory of Telangana, its Art and Craft, Architecture, festivals and the inherent diversity, ranging from the royals of the Nizam era to the tribals and lambadas. Women aged from 23 years to 65 years used this unique platform to express themselves, showcase their talent and realize their potential.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Mamta Trivedi said that she is feeling very happy and proud that Mrs. India Telangana has been able to create strong positive impressions among the married women of Telangana within a short span of 90 days since its launch.It was a challenge to short-list 36 finalists from the large number of applicants consisting of Doctors, CEOs, a Car Racer, IT professionals, HR professionals, Interior Designers, Working women, artists and housewives, including 2 very youthful senior citizens, who walked the ramp today. Many of them have multiple talents. All this is in addition to taking care of their families. It definitely proves that there is no shortage of talent and capability in Telangana state.
Mrs. Trivedi thanked the Departments of Telangana Tourism and the Information and Public Relations department of Government of Telangana for encouraging the unique concept that is a huge step towards woman empowerment.
Smt. Smita Sabharwal, Secretary to the honourable Chief Minister of Telangana state, also holding full additional charge as Secretary to Government (Rural Water Supply), Panchayat Raj & Rural Development, was the Chief Guest of the evening, with Padmashri awardee and Dr. B. C. Roy National awardee Dr. P. Raghu Ram and Mrs. Shilpa Reddy, Mrs. India 2004, being the Guests of Honour. Mrs. Deepali Phadnis, National Director, Mrs. India Pageants and Productions Pvt Ltd, was also present during the occasion.