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Manushi Chillar Miss World 2017

NEW YORK (TIP): At a glittering ceremony held at Leonards in Great Neck, New York, Twelve South Asian women who have achieved extraordinary success against insurmountable odds received honors from current Miss World Manushi Chillar. The 1st such South Asian Women Empowerment Gala dinner to be held in USA was attended by 300 guests from New York despite an unprecedented snow storm. The grand event marked the International Women Empowerment year.

The event that was organized by Miss Bindu Kohli, a well-known promoter and television host from New York left an indelible mark in the minds of guests from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Caribbean community.

The evening started with Mr Chintu Patel's Welcome address and an introduction of Miss Manushi Chillar from India who won the much-coveted title of Miss World 2017. This feat was accomplished by an Indian after seventeen years when Miss Priyanka Chopra had won it last. A medical professional from Sonepat near New Delhi, Manushi stunned the audience when she walked in and received standing ovation. She was received by Miss Bindu Kohli who hosted the evening with support from Prashant Gupta, a film star and a native of Long Island in New York. Miss Chillar was presented a bouquet of flowers by Mrs. Falguni Patel. The first of its kind set up by Bindu Kohli Entertainment with a LED projection screens, beautifully decorated tables and guests who had dressed for the evening made a perfect setting for a glamorous event.


Neeta Bhasin, the CEO and President of ASB Communications and EVENTGURU Inc.
receiving the South Asian Empowerment Award from Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar

Miss World Manushi Chhillar and Meera Gandhi
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar honoring Meera Gandhi
CEO Founder Giving Back Foundation for Up lift and
Empowering young women and Children through Education

Miss Kohli kicked off the evening with a QA and interactive with Miss Chillar to unfold her story. This was followed by a presentation of plaques to patrons by Miss Chillar. The grand patrons included Chintu and Falguni Patel of Irada Foundation, Deepak Verma of Amba Jewelers, and Pemal Badiani. This was followed by a presentation of honors to twelve individuals who presented a unique story of success which was shared on audio visual setup by Sam Tristar of Media Logistics and designed as well as created by Shitiz Sehgal.

Each honoree was introduced by Miss Kohli. The honoree accepted the honors and briefly narrated their struggle with an audience that listened with rapt attention. Honorees were also presented with Proclamation from New York Senate by Mr Dilip Chauhan, former Deputy Comptroller of Nassau County in New York.

Miss World Manushi Chhillar and Meera Gandhi
Sunil Hali (second from left) contributed hugely to the success of the event

Miss Bindu Kohli thanked Mr Sunil Hali, publisher and Promoter for his achievements and contribution to the event to make it a success. Mr Hali congratulated Miss Chillar for making India and Indians proud worldwide, especially NRIs since she won the title in a competition where contestants were from all over the world.

The evening included with a dance performance and a fashion show by Sunny Gill.