The month-long wait for ‘Maharashtra Times Shravan Queen’ contest finally came to an end in Nagpur with a unique display of beauty and brains after Disha Patil was crowned as the Nagpur Shravan Queen for the year 2018. The first and second runners up for Nagpur Shravan Queen were Radha Mahajan and Ashina Sawarkar respectively. Winners from various cities in Maharashtra would compete with one another for the coveted Maharashtra Times Shravan Queen title during the grand finale on September 9, 2018 in Mumbai.
The contest, which was held at Chitnavis Centre on Tuesday (August 28, 2018), in all, had 150 teen girls as participants from Nagpur. After the primary round, top 20 participants were selected for the final contest, which consisted of Saree Round, Talent Round and Question Round. Top five participants were selected after eliminating 15 participants. Final five girls were required to give answer in writing of one question and after the conclusion of all rounds, category wise awards were declared.
The Editor of Maharashtra Times (MT), Nagpur, Shripad Aparajit, while speaking about other initiatives of MT Nagpur, said, “Due to Maharshtra Shravan Queen contest, hidden talents in backward districts like Gadchiroli have come to the fore. The contest has successfully filled Vidarbha’s backlog in beauty sector.”
Kishor Hampiholi, Director at Kishor Nrityaniketan, Rutuja Motghare Durugkar, runner-up of Misses India Galaxy-2018 and Dr Suchitra Mehata, Director at Oncology Department, NGC-NCHRI, acted as juries for the contest.
While Kamakshi, daughter of Kishor Hampiholi performed a classical dance on Ganesh Vandana and Abir Gulal bhajan, a group from Kishor Nrityaniketan performed Bihu dance.
Yogita Dahiya, sales manager, Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers, Nagpur, Bhushan Chandrayan, admin manager, Ravindra Bhasme area manager, Kevin Care, Vishnu Manohar renowned chef, Dr Pinak Dande, Dr Nitesh Khonde, Vrishali Deshpande, Sonal Kolte, etc., were among the dignitaries present during the occasion. Amol Shende and Ankita More conducted the proceedings.