Indian-American pageant in Queens attracts 48 contestants for various categories

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A pageant was held in Long Island, Queens on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Some 48 women participated in several categories. (Photos courtesy MyDream Entertainment)

A pageant to select the best of the best in several categories was held in Long Island on Sunday, May 19, in a tough competition that attracted many prominent members of the Indian-American community and elected officials, as well as Bollywood celebrity Shamita Shetty.

Rashmi Bedi  and Dr Sheetal Desai, in association with MyDream Entertainment and MyDream Global Foundation, held the  Miss Bharat New York 2019, as well as the Miss International Beauty 2019 contest.

A pageant was held in Nassau County, Long Island, Queens on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Some 48 women participated in several categories including Miss Bharat New York 2019, Miss Bharat Elite new york 2019, Mrs Bharat New York 2019, etc. (Photo courtesy MyDream Entertainment)

The Company’s CEO and founder, Rashmi Bedi, and Janak Bedi conceptualized and organized this pageant with help of Dr. Desai. There were 48 contestants from New York, according to a press release from the organizers.

Dilip Chauhan was guest of honor and he presented a citation to Shetty on behalf of Nassau County. Rashmi Bedi received the New York State’s women’s empowerment award from Charles D. Lavine, NY State Assembly member.

Shetty presented the Bharat Global Icon Award 2019 to a number of community leaders. She also crowned the winners who included the following —

Alisha Merchant – Miss Bharat New York 2019

Rabiya Hass Khullar — Miss Bharat Elite New York 2019

Chaitanya Sairam — Mrs Bharat New York 2019

Karishma Israni — Mrs Bharat Elite New York 2019

Chahat Singh — Teen Bharat New York 2019

Bijal Jhaveri and Bhoomi Jhaveri — Mr & Mrs Bharat New York 2019

Amrah Waqar — Miss International Beauty 2019

Uzma Zahid — Mrs International Beauty 2019

Suzan Koch — Teen International beauty 2019

Aanya — Pre Teen Bharat New York 2019

Yuthika Patel –1st Runner Up of Miss Bharat New York 2019

Dhwanika Narag — 2nd Runner Up of Miss Bharat New York 2019

Kiran Deep — 1st Runner up for Miss Bharat Elite New York 2019

Devangi and Priyanka — 2nd Runners Up for Miss Bharat Elite New York 2019

Kismat Bains — 1st Runner Up of Mrs Bharat New York 2019

Seema Singh —  2nd Runner Up of Mrs Bharat New York 2019

Shetty also awarded Rashmi Bedi and Sheetal Desai the Bharat Global Icon Awards 2019 for ‘Outstanding Contribution To Empower Women’ the press release said.

“The vision of the pageant was to empower women and youth by giving them a platform to discover themselves and fulfill their dreams,” organizers said in the press release.

The event was covered by local and national media including their exclusive media partner TV Asia , ITV Gold , PTC Punjabi, and Desi Talk and Bengali channels.

The show was sponsored by Navika Group of companies, Metro Homecare, Agewell, New York Life, Divine Solitaire, HAB Bank, Synkriom Tech, Plannet Travels, The Roslyn Hotel, Panera Bread, Apple Bee among others.

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