The beauty contest among Newar girls in the East Nepal, Miss Newa Purwanchal 2014 is going to be held on Yomari Punhi (December 6) in Dharan. The contest being organized by We for Change is expected to help promote Newari culture. The event is being managed by Rash Entertainment.
To select the participants in the contest a-week-long auditions are scheduled from October 11 to October 17. The auditions will be held in Ilam, Damak, Dhankuta, Gaighat, Biratnagar, Dharan and Kathmandu.
- Age 18 to 23 years old
- Minimum height 5 feet and 2 inches
- Girls of Newar origin
The organizer expects to select 25 girls for the final. The contestants will be provided trainings on ramp walk, cat walk, and other personality development trainings. They will also participate in various social works.
Photo – an example of newa cultural dress (not related to the beauty contest)