The 7th annual ‘Miss India New England’ 2019 held on January 19, was a unique blend of talent and a celebration heritage providing a platform to bring out both traditional and modern elements of Indian society.
Participants included women and girls of Indian origin from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Each had to complete four rounds – Evening Gown, Ethnic Dress, Talent, and On-stage Question. There were three categories of contestants -Miss India, Miss Teen or Mrs India, a press release from organizers said.
Those crowned for the top spots included – Sivani Jonnalagadda, Miss India New England 2019; Mihika Abraham – Miss India Teen New England 2019; and Mrs India New England 2019 Deepa Jayavelu. The pageant was directed and produced by Ruchika Arora who is also state director of Miss India USA.
The Miss India New England pageant is designed to identify and support talented young Indian American people and promote culture, traditions of India in United States for modern generations, the press release said.
“The inspirational women introducing themselves on the stage represent strength of Indian American girls/women and community when they talk about their educational background, professional achievements and aspirations” organizers said, thanking all the sponsors, supporters and friends including Neelam and Dr Dharmatma Saran of Worldwide Pageants.
Crown sponsors were Tewarie Enterprises.
List of 2019 Winners:
Miss India New England -Sivani Jonnalagadda
Mrs India New England – Deepa Jayavelu
Miss India Teen New England-Mihika Abraham
Viewer’s Choice NE -Aradhana Surapaneni
Miss India Massachusetts- Ann Varghese
Mrs India Massachusetts- Madhurima Agrawal
Miss India Teen Massachusetts- Trinjan Kaur
Miss India Rhode Island- Sai Kurapati
Mrs India Rhode Island- Medha Rastogi
Miss India New Hampshire- Zaina Ahmed
Mrs India New Hampshire- Preeti Potdar
Mrs India Photogenic- Suruchi Sinha (NH)
Miss India Teen Catwalk- Aishwarya Narayanan
Miss India Teen Talented- Shruthi Puranik
Miss India Teen Photogenic- Nandini Mandaloju
Miss India Teen Congeniality- Sneha Prabhu