Spice India Splendour Miss Tibet Pageant 2009 Begins

Miss Tibet Pageant 2009 contestants

Four beautiful, brave and unique contestants of Miss Tibet Pageant 2009. From Left: Ngawang Choying, Dolkar, Yeshi Lhamo and Tenzin Choezom.

Four young Tibetan women will participate in the Spice India Splendour Miss Tibet Pageant 2009.

The four contestants are: Dolkar, 24, from Dehra Dun; Ngawang Choying, 18, from Darjeeling; Tenzin Choezom, 20, from Dharamshala; and, Yeshi Lhamo, 24, from Bir.

The pageant director originally received seven applications, but three withdrew due to personal reasons.

The pageant is coming with a special message of "Thank you India for 50 years of help and hospitality" for Tibetan people.

It is also an opportunity to celebrate 50 years of Tibet on the world stage. The spirit of celebration is high, but we pay homage and salute those brave Tibetans who have laid down their lives for their belief in freedom, justice and love for Tibet.

The four contestants will be provided one week training starting today in yoga, dance, make-up and personality development. They will also be provided orientation on Tibetan history, language, philosophy, current affairs, the human rights and environment situation in Tibet. They will also visit the Tibetan government-in-exile, Tibetan Children’s Village school, etc.

There will be three days of competition starting with the swimsuit round on 5 June. Talk and Talent rounds will he held the following day. On the finale night on 7 June, there will be four rounds: Introduction, Evening gown, Traditional costume and Interview.

Crowning will be followed next with the presentation of the prize money of one lakh rupees to the winner. The first runner-up will be presented 50,000 rupees while the second runner-up will be given 25,000 rupees. The fourth place will receive a token prize of 5,000 rupees.

I also would like to add, Spice India Splendour, our sponsor this year. Spice Telecom, the brand name of Spice Communications Limited is presently operating mobile phone services in the states of Punjab and Karnataka. The company will launch its services in Himachal Pradesh soon. We heartily thank the Chairman of the company Dr BK Modi for accepting to be our sponsor.

Lobsang Wangyal

Contestants 2009
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