- The winner from the city of joy leapfrogged 118 contestants to win the most coveted subtitle award
- The contest witnessed participation from 17,000 contestants from across the globe
✍️By Special Correspondent
It was normal work for Megha Shinde, mother of two from Kolkata, resonate her beautiful looks on stage at the Mrs. India Pride of Nation pageant, held early this month. It was an involuntary decision on her part to participate, as center stage has always attracted her attention since school days. Megha Shinde has two extreme facets when it comes to work. A lady who drives the Corporate Social Responsibility of a corporate knows the psyche of a woman much better than anybody else. She has set herself to fly and instill courage and belief in many girls, much younger than her age. Probably this has set herself to dream big for herself too.
Megha, essentially from 2012 has adjusted well in Kolkata and as she rightly puts in “I’m always open for challenge and doing things on stage and in a group have never been a problem for me as since school and college days I have done activities that have taken the fear of lights and audience presence. I’m a master at switching roles from being a mother, a housewife and making time to do something which touches my soul by lending support to underprivileged women in our society has instilled self-confidence and poise in me.”
Speaking on the occasion eminent movie and television actress Madhurima Tuli said “ I’m happy to witness an ensemble of beauty, brains and such holistic beauty.
“ Megha is that today’s women aspire to become. While some try to look beautiful , some contestants wear the best of attires, it’s the beauty that ooze out from within stands out from the rest. In that way, Megha is the deserved winner of the subtitle.”
Megha is blessed with a family who understands her needs and well supportive of her long hours of staying outside, yet always on the phone taking care of her kids as her colleagues would always hear her calling her home and asking “kids studying? They have eaten?”. She is never away from work or home and it doesn’t really matters where she is. This multitasking ability has helped her to conquer new summits and aspire for dreams, which normal women of her age will seldom try.
She puts in “one day I was flipping through the magazines and my kids pointed out why I didn’t participate in a pageant. My daughter said – Mama, why didn’t you participate. All of us are with you. It doesn’t really matter you win or not – for us you will always be a winner. This actually motivated me to go for it and I was confident that I will take the results sportingly. Another aspect that motivated me was to set tangible goals for my girls at NGO, who seeing me would come forward in trying something difficult yet achievable. And I must also thank God and my parents in setting the right values in me to pursue my dreams.
Coming to the event, it was not easy, with so many girls vying for prominence. Megha Shinde was the proud subtitle winner of ‘MRS.HOLISTIC HEALTH’. The award is given after much scrutiny and the girl with the maximum potential both physically and mentally is awarded with this award. As Megha puts in “It was an awesome experience and I’m happy that I won the perfect award that aptly amplifies my spirit and beliefs. This will motivate me to opt for different challenges in the coming years”.
The award holds more value in today’s context as ‘holistic health’ is of prime importance. It’s not enough to look good and have a flawless skin but look beautiful from inside and radiate warmth, happiness, poise as we go on touching million lives is extremely critical in today’s complex world.
The event that witnessed participants from 17,000 women from across the globe took place at Leela Ambience, Gurgaoun on 13th Nobember 2021. The major sequences were choreographed by Shie Lobo. The show hosted 128 women which came down to top ten and subsequently to top three.