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Four Tibetan girls to participate in Miss Tibet Peageant

June 2, 2009

Saturday, 30 May 2009

MCLEOD GANJ ( Dharmshala): Four young Tibetan women will participate in the
Spice India Splendour Miss Tibet Pageant 2009.The four contestants are:
Dolkar, 24, from Dehra Dun; Ngawang Choying, 18, from Darjeeling; Tenzin
Choezom, 20, from Dharamshala; and, Yeshi Lhamo, 24, from Bir. This was
stated by the Lobsang Wangyal here Saturday.

The pageant director  Lobsang Wangyal originally received seven
applications, but three withdrew due to personal reasons.The pageant is
coming with a special message of “Thank you India for 50 years of help and
hospitality” for Tibetan people.

It is also an opportunity to celebrate 50 years of Tibet on the world stage.
The spirit of celebration is high, but we pay homage and salute those brave
Tibetans who have laid down their lives for their belief in freedom, justice
and love for Tibet.

The four contestants will be provided one week training starting today in
yoga, dance, make-up and personality development. They will also be provided
orientation on Tibetan history, language, philosophy, current affairs, the
human rights and environment situation in Tibet. They will also visit the
Tibetan government-in-exile, Tibetan Children’s Village school, etc.

There will be three days of competition starting with the swimsuit round on
5 June. Talk and Talent rounds will he held the following day. On the finale
night on 7 June, there will be four rounds: Introduction, Evening gown,
Traditional costume and Interview.

Crowning will be followed next with the presentation of the prize money of
one lakh rupees to the winner. The first runner-up will be presented 50,000
rupees while the second runner-up will be given 25,000 rupees. The fourth
place will receive a token prize of 5,000 rupees, said Wangyal said. The
event has been renamed this year as ‘Spice India Splendour Miss Tibet
Pageant 2009’ due to its sponsor, Spice India Splendour owned by
industrialist Bhupendra Kumar Modi.
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