Do you feel that memories of the Miss Dimapur contest
Started by Dimapur Ladies Club in 1991, the pageant has given the world
Esther Jamir super model
Carol Humtsoe super model
Calvina Sumi beauty expert
Wekhrote Chakhesang entrepreneur
The Ethnic Group of Nagaland (EGoN) is a social organisation. It maintains a high-quality website which the reader might like to visit for details.
Miss Dimapur 1991
Miss Dimapur 1999
Miss Dimapur 2005
Miss Dimapur 2007
Benazir Ali won the Miss Dimapur 2007 crown
Miss Dimapur 2007 Benazir Ali
1st runner-up Ayangla
2nd runner-up Watinaro
Venue: Dimapur District Sport Council Stadium
Dilip Deka wrote in The Assam Tribune on Sun, 28 Oct 2007
"I am glad to see that there is a Benazir Ali among the contestants. and that she won the contest despite the discrimination against non-Nagas that exists in Nagalnd. I am assuming that the winner is not a pure Naga name. Where did I get the idea that Dimapur is in Nagaland and Nagas are very selective about who represent them in events like this pageant?
"Has Dimapur come to accept outsiders or does the winner have Naga blood that qualifies her?"
The fact that Benazir won the contest proves that the people of Dimapur (and Nagas in general) are not as insular as Mr Deka thinks they are.
No photographs are available.
However, Indpaedia has been able to clip a news item from The Morung Express of November 18, 2008, when Benazir, the then reigning queen, led the contestants for the 2008 contest to the Ebenezer Orphanage.
She was an undergraduate student of the Pranabananda Women's College at the time and came across as a humble, likeable person, unlike some beauty queens who get arrogant with success. She told ME that life had not changed much since winning the crown, though it had given her confidence. She said that she wanted to puruse her studies and that her fan days could wait. She wanted to lead a simple life and 'too much popularity was hard to handle.'
From the already grainy newspaper clipping we have culled Benazir's picture out--which is grainier still. (That is bound to happen if you leave such things to tsamaar's from Delhi. Nagas should step in and record the history of popular culture in the state.)
Miss Dimapur 2008
Miss Dimapur Moakala Phom
1st runner-up Reema
2nd runner up Akaholi
Miss Dimapur 2009
Miss Dimapur 2010
22 October 2010 By sorei Mahong
Miss Dimapur 2010 Allin
Kitoli 1st runners-up
Muvala 2nd runners-up.
Venue: Town Hall, Dimapur.
Organized by Ethereal Club
Supported by the department of Public Health Engineering under the theme ‘Total Sanitation for Health.’
Miss Dimapur 2012
Miss Dimapur 2013
Miss Dimapur 2014
Miss Dimapur 2015
Miss Dimapur 2016
Miss Dimapur 2017
Miss Dimapur 2018
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