Manipur to Host 59th Femina Miss India Finale
First Published: 17th November, 2022 18:36 IST
This is the first time the prestigious and much popular beauty pageant will be held in Northeast India.
In a first in the Northeast region of India, Manipur will be hosting the finale of the 59th Femina Miss India, 2023.
The Times Group has entered into a first-ever partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Manipur, to host the grand finale of Femina Miss India 2023 in the northeastern state. The beauty pageant will be tentatively held in the third week of April.
Chief Operating Officer, Miss India Organisation, Rohit Gopakumar and director of Manipur tourism department, W Ibohal signed the partnership agreement in the presence of Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and MD, The Times of India, Vineet Jain.
Speaking on the partnership, CM Singh said that the event will be held in Manipur with the purpose to celebrate the diverse and inclusive Indian culture.
He exuded confidence that the coming of India’s best talents to the state will help inspire and empower the local youths besides showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Manipur.
He maintained that the willingness to organise such a grand event in the state reflects the growing interest in NE, especially Manipur. This would also build confidence of people regarding the security scenario and investment in the state and the region.
MD, The Times of India, Vineet Jain said that over the last 6 decades, Femina Miss India has reached audiences in different cities across the country, and the Finale of the 59th edition in Imphal will be something to remember for a long time.
Miss India has transformed the lives of many Indian women, giving them empowerment, employability, opportunity and a strong voice in the community. The state of Manipur also believes in empowering its women to be equal partners in development, hence this partnership is a natural culmination of ideologies and vision, he said.
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