Moyuri Deori from Sadiya in Assam’s Tinsukia district has been crowned as the Mega Miss Egaichi 2019.
Himadri Deori from Dibrugarh was adjudged as the first runner-up and Chayanika Deori from Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district was adjudged as the second runner-up of the Mega Miss Egaichi 2019 Deori beauty pageant.
The beauty pageant, conducted among the girl contestants from the Deori community, was held at Sri Sri Madhabdev International Auditorium in Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Friday evening.
Mega Miss Egaichi 2019 was organised by the Guwahati District Committee of the All Deori Sangskritic Sangha to showcase the talents of the Deori girls and traditional dresses of the Deori community.
Dressed in traditional attires of the community, the Deori beauties were able to draw the attention everyone present when they walked the ramp.
Most of the guests and those who were felicitated were also seen wearing Deori attires.
Popular Assamese actress Barasharani Bishaya was the chief judge of the pageant.
The other jury members were Dr Jyoti Rekha Hazarika, Muhinee Deori, Niruj RM Deori, Amrit Prova Deori and Karishma Hazarika.
Mary Saikia – Miss Diva of India Universe 2018 – was the official groomer of the Mega Miss Egaichi, 2019.
A number of personalities from the community were felicitated during the programme for their contributions towards the development of the Deori culture.
Among those who were felicitated on the occasion was Raj Kumar Deuri, who created history by producing and directing the first Deori language film ‘Chheku Nuwanuma’.
First Deori heroin in movie (‘Chheku Nuwanuma’) Parijyoti Deori and singer Bornalee Deori, who has become the first Deori singer to draw attention of the music lovers across the country with her unique voice, were also felicitated on the occasion.
Sharing a few images of being felicitated at the event, filmmaker Raj Kumar Deuri on his Facebbok page said: “Some moments of ‘Mega Miss Egaichi, 2019’ (Deori Beauty Pageant) held on 28th Nov, 2019 wherein I was felicitated for producing & directing the 1st Deori Film ‘Chheku Nuwanuma’, held at Sri Sri Madhabdev International Auditorium, Kalakshetra , Guwahati.”
President of the Guwahati District Committee of All Deori Sangskritic Sangha said, “We decided to organize this event to take the Deori traditional dress to the global platform.”
Terming the Deoris as ‘Bhumiputra of Assam’, Barasha Rani Bishaya said, “This was not just a beauty pageant. Through this pageant, the organizers have made efforts to showcase the traditional attires of the Deoris, who are a part of the greater Assamese community so that it gets exposure in the national and international level.”
Those who were able to enter in the list of To 16 were Sumi Deori (Jonai), Nitumoni Deori (Sivasagar), Junali Deori (Mahadevpur), Meera Deori Bamcheniya Gaon), Chayanika Deori (Narayanpur), Priya Deori (Narayanpur), Sikha Deori (Dibrugarh), Rashna Bk. Deori (Mahadevpur), Puja Deori (Bihpuria), Deepshikha Deori (Jorhat), Moyuri Deori (Sadiya), Himadri Deori (Dibrugarh), Krishnamoni Deori (Narayanpur), Angkita Deori (Guwahati), Rishina Deori (Guwahati) and Marelin Deori (Mahadevpur).