Femina Miss India pageant enters 50th year

September 18th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Femina Miss India beauty pageant Tuesday kickstarted the celebrations of its 50 years.

The first Miss India Meher Castellino, was joined by other former Miss India beauties at a function here, said that even though 50 years had passed, she felt like it was just yesterday when she won the crown.

“It feels like just yesterday, I won the contest. But I have been watching all the contests and every time I try and guess who the winner will be and 80 percent of the time I get them right,” she told IANS at an event celebrating the 50 years of Femina Miss India here Tuesday evening.

Current Miss India World Vanya Mishra said: “It was my childhood dream to wear the Miss India crown, I always wanted to be a Miss India. This is like a dream come true. Very few women have actually got an opportunity to wear this crown.”

Singer Shibani Kashyap sang a song which celebrated the true essence of being a woman.

Rochelle Maria Rao, who is Miss India International 2012, said that being a part of the Miss India family is like being a part of a sisterhood.

“It is like being part of a sisterhood which has lasted 50 years. We have shown the world that Indian women can make changes wherever they go,” she said.

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