Kohima: The Northeast Beauty Pageant Organization (NBPO) held its first general meeting at Hotel Japfü in Kohima on Wednesday and decided to host Miss North East Beauty Pageants 2022 by September this year in Kohima. This was announced during a press briefing.
NBPO comprises of teams from all Northeastern states of India that came together under one platform to promote and groom beauty pageants of the region and to take it to higher levels.
Miss North East Beauty Pageant will take place annually on rotation basis in the Northeastern states.
Nagaland will be the first state to host 2022 pageant, followed by Sikkim, Manipur, Arunachal, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Assam. This was announced by Bijay Subha of Miss Sikkim Organisation.
The Beauty & Aesthetic Society of Nagaland (BASN) who will be hosting the event will fix the date and announce it later, said NBPO president Mele Pucho.
He also informed that NBPO was formed recently that include Miss Nagaland Organization, Miss Arunachal Organization, Miss Mizoram Organization, Miss Assam Organization, Miss Sikkim Organization, Miss Manipur Organization, Miss Meghalaya Organization and Miss Tripura Organization.
Aakriti Shen, representing Miss Meghalaya Organisation said that through the initiative of NBPO, the platform will be of great benefit to provide opportunities to women and to make a mark in the world of beauty pageants. The teams will do their best to groom the pageants so that they can confidently participate in any higher levels.
The NBPO teams will soon make necessary regulations for conduct of the Miss North East contest and also announced a tie-up with some beauty pageant organizations at the national and international level.
The organization aims to promotes unity among the North East region, to safeguard its interest from unwanted influences, to legitimize the purpose and the meaning of Miss North East and to make Miss North East authentic by having winners from all eight Northeastern states participating in the contest.