Miss Manipur

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Miss Manipur
MottoBeauty for Peace and Compassion[1][2]
Formation1951
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersImphal
Location
Official language
Meitei (Manipuri)
Key people
Phairenjam Sonia (event manager)[3]

Miss Manipur or Miss Manipur Queen is an annual beauty pageant that is run by the Manipur based Miss Manipur Committee (MMC). It is one of the most watched beauty pageants in North East India. It co-exists with Femina Miss India Manipur, Miss Kangleipak and Miss Meetei Chanu.

Eligibility Criteria[change | change source]

A person is eligible to participate in the Miss Manipur contest if she is:

  1. of Indian origin (regardless of her birthplace)[4]
  2. belongs to the age group of 16-25 years[5]
  3. a resident of Manipur (documents required)[6]

History[change | change source]

Miss Manipur was first held in the year 1951. It is the first beauty pageant organised in Manipur. In October, 2012, the Miss Manipur event (that was about to be held on November 12, 2012) was banned by 42 civil society organizations including 17 women bodies of Manipur. The women associations accused the event organizers for converting the contest into commercial way and also for promoting improper dressings of the participants.[7][8][9] In 2016, the ban was lifted up by the associations as the required rules and regulations for the event was finally composed.[10][11]

Titleholders[change | change source]

Edition Titleholders Venue of Competition Number of Entrants
2019 AR Mathing Imphal 16[12]
2018 Raina Sharma Laimayum Imphal
2017 Strela Thounaojam Luwang Imphal 17[13][14]
2016 Phapha Gachui Imphal 20[15][16]
2014-2015 Rajkumari Daina Devi Moirang [17]
2011 Sangreela Meisnam Imphal 22[18]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://assamtribune.com/amp/manipur-beauty-pageant-banned-by-women-bodies
  2. https://www.telegraphindia.com/north-east/miss-manipur-contest-banned/cid/374086
  3. https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/phapha-gachui-crowned-miss-manipur-2016-116120800126_1.html
  4. http://e-pao.net/missmanipur2011/Miss_Manipur_2011_Rules_Regulations.html
  5. http://e-pao.net/missmanipur2011/Miss_Manipur_2011_Rules_Regulations.html
  6. http://e-pao.net/missmanipur2011/Miss_Manipur_2011_Rules_Regulations.html
  7. https://assamtribune.com/amp/manipur-beauty-pageant-banned-by-women-bodies
  8. https://www.telegraphindia.com/north-east/miss-manipur-contest-banned/cid/374086
  9. https://thenortheasttoday.com/states/manipur/miss-manipur-contest-ban-lifted/cid2554512.htm
  10. https://thenortheasttoday.com/states/manipur/miss-manipur-contest-ban-lifted/cid2554512.htm
  11. https://thenortheasttoday.com/oped/young-manipuri-girls-welcome-lifting-of-miss-manipur-ban/cid2546861.htm
  12. https://www.eastmojo.com/news/2020/01/19/tangkhul-naga-girl-ar-mathing-crowned-miss-manipur-2019/
  13. https://nenow.in/north-east-news/thounaojam-strela-crowned-miss-manipur-2017.html
  14. https://www.aninews.in/news/lifestyle/beauty/would-like-to-work-for-old-people-says-miss-manipur-2017201712212035240001/#:~:text=Based%20on%20the%20rounds%20of,80%2C000%20along%20with%20gifts%20hampers.
  15. https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/phapha-gachui-crowned-miss-manipur-2016-116120800126_1.html
  16. http://www.manipur.org/news/2016/12/06/winners-of-miss-manipur-2016/
  17. https://manipurtimes.com/miss-manipur-2014-2015-title-goes-to-rajkumari-daina-devi/
  18. http://www.easternpanorama.in/index.php/tidbits/72-2011/july-/1459-miss-manipur-2011