Pageant tradition in New England started in 2012 with efforts and expertise of Ruchika Arora in creative industry of design and fashion as a graduate of NIFT New Delhi India (National Institute of Fashion Technology). Her involvement in singing and theatre throughout school and also in college gave her right knowledge for this work. She has choreographed, directed or produced about 50 pageant/fashion events and theatre/cultural events, and has judged several pageants and talent shows in New England and New York.
The story began in Fall of 2010 when we started with a New Year event in Massachusetts. Since then continued with several fashion shows, cultural events and glamorous fundraisers, and in August 2012 -we announced our pageant in New England first time including three states. Extraordinary array of western evening gowns, ethnic Indian showcase and spectacular talents were presented. Boston's top universities performed in groups. Kathak -Odissi classical dance teachers and Hindustani music experts presented a musical on stage. An example was set for several consecutive years where talent has remained the essence and contestants are highlights. Miss India New England brought excitement in our beautiful states, it also brought unique vibrant Indian celebrations being a giant fashion and networking platform.
After our December 2019 pageant at Hilton Woburn, our girls participated at Nationals in Houston Texas in early 2020. Then we had to go through a long pause due to pandemic. In year 2021, we were able to resume in hybrid mode, and again presented best of talent in three categories while keeping everyone safe.
We aim to identify and support talented young Indian American girls/women and promote culture of India in USA for modern generations. We believe it to be a platform to enhance your network, and sometimes finding long lasting friendships. Our affiliation with 'Miss India USA/Worldwide' gives us opportunity to be part of world's largest pageant network specially designed for girls/women of Indian heritage and is running in USA for past 41 years. Therefore we can select contestants who want to go to National platform or further at International level.
To participate in 'Miss India New England' event on Nov 26th, 2023 at Double Tree Hilton Boston-Andover; please send inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or text/whatsapp 978-866-8777
It was a day filled with glamor, talent, and the celebration of Indian heritage in a vibrant way. At Double Tree Hilton in Andover Massachusetts a spectacular showcase of Indian talent and fashion was presented on Nov 26th. Contestants belonged to Miss, Mrs, Teen and Pre-Teen categories who performed showcasing their talent, intelligence and grace in ethnic dress, talent and evening gown rounds.
The show featured fashion show by Hollywood based designer of Indian origin -Shekhar Rahate who presented his latest collection of evening gowns worn by most diverse group of models ever seen in this area. Primetime dance was classical Kathak by Miley Arora on ‘Thumak Chalat Ramchandra’ choreographed by Mrs Mona Bhowmick. Opening Ganesh Naam was sung by Shraddha Agrawal and Anish Khanzode, who also conducted audience voting for Viewer’s Choice Crowns in Miss, Teen and Pre-Teen categories. At Miss India New England 2023 show- to witness the participants and performers shine on stage, our Guest of Honor Mrs Punita Sinha was present who also presented ‘Excellence Awards for Leadership’ in the middle of show.
The tiara and sash moment became possible for many that day alongside an opportunity to shine with this eleven year old pageant tradition in New England. From Bollywood and semi classical dance routines to soulful singing and meaningful poetry- the talent portion was captivating. The extraordinary array of evening gowns and ethnic Indian dresses were presented by contestants this year. Choreographer for the show was Nishi Bahl from New York. Judges were Sonia Sujanani, Shalini Kashyap, Dr Sapna Agarwal, Jayesh Mehta, Vidhi Dalia, Jharna Madan and Shreya Patel Ranganarayan. This dedicated panel mix comprised of a top lawyer, doctor, interior designer, financial analyst, businesswoman, celebrity beauty professional and pageant director- some of them actors/models/marathon runners and extremely talented former Miss India New England winners.
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*Talent *Fashion *Culture *Networking
Miss India New England 2023 Dhruvi Patel
Miss India Teen New England 2023 Dhriti Patel
Mrs India New England 2023 Sneha Nambiar
Miss India Pre-Teen NE Diya Ranganarayan
Mrs India Classic Elite NE Sunita Malhotra
Mrs India Elite NE Dr Sonali Khond
Mrs India Classic NE Arundhati Surya Sarkhel
Miss India Massachusetts Anushka Shah
Mrs India Massachusetts Sona Seth
Mrs India Rhode Island Akanksha Kothari
Mrs India Runway Queen Aanchal Sharma
Director’s Choice Miss India NE Vaishnavi Katukollu
Director’s Choice Miss India Teen NE Sindhuja Veeramaneni
Director’s Choice Mrs India NE Akanksha Kothari