The much happening event of the Orange City Personality Contest Ms. L.A.D 2017-18 was held recently at Shankar Nagar Campus. The contest started off on a low key affair, a platform to showcase that beauty is also with brains. However since 2007, the Platinum Jubilee Year, it has been flying high on popularity and is now witnessed by thousands in its present grandeur. The parameters for judgment are not just based on height, weight and looks. The sole idea behind this contest is to appreciate girls’ talent in every field and help enhance their personality.
Noticeably there is an amazing transformation of the contestants over the period of two months. The platform and training gives an impetus to their confidence a boost to their morale and prepare them to face the challenges of life.
During the arduous training period of two months the participants underwent many sessions of training by prominent trainers Dr. Shishir Palsapure undertook a session on ‘Confidence Buliding and Go get it’.
The auditions were conducted by Mrs. Sonal Trivedi Malkhan, she also trained the contestants for the ramp walk, answering out of the box questions, novel way of introducing themselves , All round Personality Development and dancing elegantly to the foot tapping Zumba. Mrs. Swati Banerjee, Mrs. Maharashtra 2016, First Runner up, took session on Communication Skills and emphasized the importance of looks and gave them various beauty tips for inner and outer glow. Dr. Meenakshi Kulkarni guided the students on SWOT Analysis, Grooming and Etiquettes and Manners.
As part of the Competition talent round was conducted where the girls showcased their hidden talents.
Ms. Vishakha Chawla and Ms. Rashi Waghwani captured these beauties in their lenses.
The program was compeered by Aasiya Menon, Amattullah Daud, Shreejata Shridhar and Neha Nanwani.
The Music directors were Sanziree Ashirgade and Kaavya Jain.
The eminent judges of competition were Vikrant Shandeliya, Shishir Palsapure, Dr. Manish Shukla, Sneha Dhobley, Deepali Mishra and Ekta Bhaiya.
The event had four rounds. The first round was introduction round where the lovely ladies introduced themselves in a unique fashion. The next round was top fifteen , where the contestants gave witty and out of the box answers. On the basis of the answers given they moved on to the next round the top ten round . The participants also performed Zumba on the electrying tune of tan tana tan tan tan tara chalti hai kya nau se bara and pura London ghumukda. In the top ten round the judges asked them questions , they gave sharp answers and after performing the umbrella dance and evening gown round. The top five contestants were selected ,the common question asked was ‘What according to you does woman value the most?
The subtitles were Beautiful hair Ms. Skshi Jaiswal, Ms. Talented Ms. Pooja Gole, Ms. Photogenic Ms. Harshita Chiniwala, Ms. Beautiful Skin – Ms. Nausheen Fatima, Ms. Beautiful Smiles – Vedika Sarda, Ms. Perfect ten- Ms. Shirin Sheikh
The second runner up was Ms. Simran Chelwani , Ms. Mariya Melani was the First runner up and Ms. Payal Chanchlani was crowned Ms. L.A.D 2017-18
The Program Director Cum Choreographer is Dr. Harsha Jharia, Associate Professor and Coordinator P.G Textile and Fashion Lady Amritbai Daga and Smt. R.P College of Home Science and H.Sc Technology. She worked tirelessly 24 X 7 for the success of the program.
By Farhan Kazi & Kunal Lakhotia