Monday, 02 January 2017 | ONTB| Bhubaneswar
16th Nanhipari- Little Miss India talent beauty pageant, which concluded at the KiiT International School here on Friday night. Thirty-two girls between 13-16 years shortlisted for the semifinal round from regional auditions from Guwahati, Luknow, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad faced several competitions during the two-day event.
In the grand finale, Maitri Manali Pradhan from Bhubaneswar was crowned the KIIT Nanhipari-Little Miss India 2016. Dipanwita Dey of Kolkata and Swayamprabha Dalabehera of Mumbai were crowned 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up, respectively.
The top three received a cash award of `3 lakh, `1 lakh and `50,000, respectively, along with silver crowns, trophies and certificates.
Music director Goodly Rath, Rekha Khan, Shriti Vyakaran, Miss Asia Pacific, Suprit Kaur Miss India UN, Hera Bin, representative of Korean Cosmetic company were the jury members while MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, Dr Achyuta Samanta, chief patron of KIIT Nanhipar and Malay Mohapatra, patron, were present on the occasion.