Now, a Miss Handicapped beauty contest in Myanmar

July 28th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS  

Yangon, July 28 (IANS) In a first of its kind, Myanmar will soon hold a Miss Handicapped beauty contest in the former capital city of Yangon.

The Myanmar Physically Handicapped Association (MPHA) will hold the contest at the Thuwunna Indoor stadium Aug 20. The contest is aimed at showcasing the ability and confidence of physically handicapped people and raising their moral power, a statement quoted by Xinhua said.

Single female contestants - aged between 18 and 30 - are eligible to take part.

The association has earlier held fun fairs for handicapped children and men as part of its efforts to nurture the spirit of unity and team work and to acknowledge that handicapped people can also carry out the tasks at par with ordinary people.

The association has over 3,000 handicapped volunteers. It was established in 2004.

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