Bhiolina Boro from Guwahati was crowned KIIT Nanhipari-Little Miss India 2017. She won the crown at the annual talent beauty pageant held at KIIT International School in Bhubaneswar.
Jita Mohapatra of Chennai and Anoushka Singh of Patna were crowned first and second runners up respectively. The top three contestants received a cash award of Rs 3 lakh, Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000 along with silver crowns, trophies and certificates.
Around 30 girls in the age group of 13-16 were shortlisted for the semi-final from regional auditions in Guwahati, Lucknow, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Srinagar and Hyderabad.
The contestants went through several rounds during the two-day long event which concluded on Saturday.
Apart from the cash prizes, the winners were offered fee waivers for pursuing any course at KIIT University. Laxmi Narayan Tripathy, Sonika Roy, Rekha Khan, Suchitra Iyer, Barsha Priyadarshini, Itirani Samanta were the jury members at the event.
While Bhubaneswar North MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, chief patron of KIIT Nanhipari Achyuta Samanta, Malay Mohapatra, Ashutosh Mishra, Pankaj Kumar Mohanty and Meera Parida were present at the event.