Bhubaneswar: Regional auditions for the much awaited KIIT Nanhipari Little Miss India Competition has started from Bhubaneswar. Participants from various parts of Odisha participated in Regional audition held at KIIT premises on Saturday.The regional auditions will be held in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jammu,Delh and Gawahati on 10th, 11th, 17th,18th and 25th of September respectively. Similarly auditions in Kolkata and Lucknow will be held on 1st October while auditions in Mumbai,and Patna will be held on 8th and 15th October respectively. “Nanhipari” is a talent show for teenage girls between the age group of 13-16 years. It had a modest start in 2001 in a remote and small tribal town of Keonjhar District of Odisha. In a short time-span of just 15 years, it has become a national event of repute, touted as the ‘Little Miss India’ competition, the only one of its kind.
Many attractive prizes have been introduced in the 16th edition of the competition this year. The Prize Money for the winner is Rs. 15 lakh – Rs. 3 lakh cash prize and 100% academic fee waiver subject to a maximum of Rs. 12 lakh for studying in any discipline in KIIT University. The 1st Runners Up would win Rs.7 lakh – Rs. 1 lakh cash prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs. 6 lakh for studying any discipline in KIIT University. Similarly, the 2nd Runners Up would get Rs. 6.5 lakh – Rs. 50,000/- Cash Prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs. 6 lakh for studying any discipline in KIIT University.
There are various categories for the participants such as Miss Rapunzel – girl with most beautiful hair, Miss Photogenic – girl with best pose in photoshoot round, Miss Selfie – Maximum likes on facebook page, Miss Fashion girl with best costume in both rounds, Miss Whizkid girl with highest marks in quiz round, Miss Cindrella girl having best personality, Miss Urvasi girl with Best Talent, Miss Catwalk girl with best ramp walk, Miss Monalisa most beautiful girl with most beautiful smile, Miss Active – most active girl in sports round.