IMPHAL, Nov 11 - Manipur�s Commerce and Industries Department is all set to organise Sangai Princess and Sangai Queen beauty contests during India International Trade Fair in New Delhi and Manipur Sangai Festival in Imphal on November 17 and 27, respectively, according to Manipur Information Centre, New Delhi.
State Commissioner of Commerce and Industries, Vivek Kumar Dewangan, had a meeting with Northeast students communities in New Delhi recently to discuss about the employment generation potential in textiles sector of handloom, handicrafts and sericulture, promotion of local products and fabrics by organising beauty pageant and participation of the youths in taking up entrepreneurial activities on Make in India-Make in Northeast-Make in Manipur for employment generation.
Industries Commissioner said that his department, under the aegis of the Exhibition Committee of Manipur Sangai Festival, entered into a memorandum of understanding with Miss India Organiser on October 31 to organise Sangai Princess on Manipur Day of India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi as a precursor of Sangai Queen and Campus Princess for Miss India Northeast in Imphal on November 27 and 28, this year during Sangai Festival.
�The contestants for Sangai Princess shall be residents of National capital region having domiciles of Northeastern States. Everyone whose age is less than 25 years can participate in the beauty pageant. Top finalists will get direct entry into Sangai Queen in Imphal,� he said.
The grooming and screening will take place at India International Youth Centre at Chanakyapuri on November 15 to 16, followed by a fashion show at 6 pm at Hamsadhwani Theatre at IITF, Pragati Maidan on November 17.
On the other hand, Sangai Queen Contest will be held on November 27 during Manipur Sangai Festival. The contestants should be domiciles from Northeastern States residing anywhere in India. Winners will get entry into Bollywood glamour world and music album. Dress Code will be black or red colour cocktail dress and stilettos.
He also proposed to organise a 10-day entrepreneurship workshop for the BA and MA final year students of Manipur in the national capital in December this year to make them aware of employment generation potential in textiles sector.