Senapati, Dec 15: Shereinai Bliss of Senapati district was crowned Miss Barak, 2022 held on Wednesday evening at the 3rd State Level Barak Festival, 2022. The Miss Barak contest was graced by Y. Khemchand Singh, minister, Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) as the chief guest.
Kayia Florence, general secretary, Senapati District Women Association in her welcome note stated that Miss Barak has come a long way over the years. The women leader mentioned that they are proud to witness the winners and ambassadors the event has produced and has served the society not only within the district but who went on representing and winning Miss Manipur and beyond. With the ardent support of the government of Manipur and people of the district look forward for another history making event that can fulfill many dreams. The women leader also wished all the contestants to showcase their best and enchant the crowd with their best talents.
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Speaking as the chief guest, MAHUD minister Y. Khemchand Singh called the motto of the festival as the most challenging one. While the youth were gathered for the show, the minister asserted that hard work is the only way for success. Born from a big family of 10 siblings, the minister regretted that all the children did not get up to their satisfactions. To survive, the minister mentioned that he struggled alone for livelihood since his student life. Then, he got into playing and was a National Gold medallist in the field of Taekwondo and was also selected for World Championship. The message he wanted to convey was that life’s destiny is unpredictable. However, he stated that he never get discouraged although coming from poor family background. Struggling alone can make one successful as he had never dreamed of becoming an elected member and becoming a minister.
18 contestants representing different hill districts including valley districts, the Miss Barak, 2022 contest was held amidst huge crowd at the two-day state level festival. All the contestants talked about the need to protect and preserve the Barak River as well as to save the nature as collective responsibility during their introduction hour.
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At the end of the contest, the jury members declared the result of the contest. Ng. Shereinai Bliss was crowned the Miss Barak, 2022, Thonjiliu Pamai as the 1st Runners up and Jianreiliu Gonmei as the 2nd Runners up.
Ng. Shereinai Bliss hails from Keize village under Senapati district and presently resides at National Games Village, Imphal. She’s 20 years of age and aspires to become civil servants. Presently, she is pursuing her B. Sc. (5th Semester) in Chemistry honours at Dhanamanjuri University, Imphal. She was crowned Miss Dhanamanjuri University in 2021 and a top 10 finalists in the Miss Shirui Lily.
1st Runners up, Thonjiliu Pamai hails from Nallong village in Tamenglong district. She did her Master’s degree and aspires to be become a Professor.
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2nd Runers up, Jianreiliu Gonmei hails from Nungba Sub-Division in Noney district. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree (1st Semester) at Dhanamanjuri University and was crowned 1st Runners up in Dhanamanjuri University, 2020-21 and Miss Beautiful Smile in the past.
The winners of Miss Barak, 2022 were awarded with cash prize of Rs 1.3 lakh, Rs 1 lakh and Rs 70,000 to the crowned Miss Barak, 1st runners up and 2nd runners up respectively.
Shoibam Sushima Devi bearing Contestant No. 11 bagged the Best Catwalk title, T. Dorothy Maram, Contestant No. 4 bagged Beautiful Skin, Keisham Casper, Contestant No. 7 bagged the Best Designer title, Athisa Thangal, Contestant No. 10 bagged Beautiful Hair and Babina Thokchom, Contestant No. 15 bagged Beautiful Smile title respectively.