Bhubaneswar: Snigdha Malviya, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, emerged victorious as the KIIT NanhiPari Little Miss India 2023 during a dazzling ceremony at the KIIT campus on Wednesday. The event, organized by the KIIT School of Film and Fashion, witnessed the coronation in the esteemed presence of Bollywood luminaries Poonam Dhillon and Deepshikha Nagpal. Snigdha Malviya earned not only the prestigious Swarovski crown but also prizes totaling Rs 21 lakh, which included a cash award of Rs 3 lakh. Additionally, she secured a 100 percent fee waiver at KIIT for her prospective higher studies at the University.
The 23rd edition of this beauty pageant showcased a blend of style, talent, intelligence, elegance, and compassion displayed by teenage sensations gracing the runway. A total of twenty-seven participants in the 15-17 age group were selected from regional auditions conducted across the nation for the semi-final round.
In the Grand Finale, Chirashree Sagarika from Odisha claimed the first runner-up title, while Pareenita Das from Assam was honored as the 2nd runner-up. Both received cash awards of Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000, along with other valuable gifts and significant fee waivers for their future studies at KIIT.
Several other titles were bestowed during the final round, with Shree Chaturvedi from Bihar securing the Miss Rapunzel title and Palak Ray from Telangana winning the Miss Selfie title. Chirashree Sagarika was recognized as Miss Active, and Pareenita also achieved the Miss Urvashi title. Prakriti Bhujel from Sikkim earned the Miss Monalisa title, and Shree Satapathy from Odisha was crowned Miss Photogenic. The overall winner of the 2023 title, Snigdha Malviya, also claimed the Miss Personality title. Divyanshi Salvi from Rajasthan received the Miss Fashion title, Vedika Solanki from Madhya Pradesh was titled Miss Cindrella, and Alisha Sahoo from Karnataka earned the Miss Wizkid title.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Chief Patron of KIIT Nanhipari and Founder of KIIT and KISS, along with Malay Mohapatra and other distinguished guests, had the honor of crowning the deserving winners. Dr. Samanta expressed confidence that these accomplished participants would shine in larger beauty pageants such as Miss India, as this event had provided them with the confidence needed to succeed on grander platforms.