A girl from Kurseong has done the Hills proud when she won two different titles in the recently-concluded beauty contest, ‘Miss and Mrs Globe India 2019,’ at Gurugram near Delhi.

Nivritti Pradhan was also among the top 10 finalists, even as she managed to bag the ‘Miss Popular’ and ‘Miss Photogenic’ titles in the pageant organized by an international event organizer, SM Events, the finals of which were held on 29 June in Gurugram.

Miss Pradhan is the daughter of Nirmal Pradhan and Bindiya Sharma Pradhan, residents of Kurseong, while the town is now swelling with pride and taking joy in the achievement of the 16-year-old.

Visibly elated family members and parents of Miss Pradhan said that Nivritti was chosen during an audition in December last in Siliguri.

“A total of 6000 aspirants from across the country had appeared in the auditions for this contest, among whom the judges had to select only 16,” says Miss Pradhan.

According to her, she has already started getting offers from different institutions and event or pageant organizing companies to participate in different contests abroad.

“My happiness knows no bounds, and I want to express my gratitude to all those who supported me and voted for me during the contest,” she adds.

Her parents said Navritti completed her ICSE from St Helen’s School in Kurseong, and is presently studying in class XI in a private school in Siliguri.

“Though we are very happy about her achievements, we will not encourage her to take up any assignment or take part in other contests until she completes her Plus-2,” Mr Pradhan says.

“Since her very childhood, Navritti was interested in celebrities or the glamour line. With her efforts as well as the help rendered by the state in-charge of the event, Mrs Jayanti Lakhandri, Navritti was able to reach such a platform and shine there,” Mrs Pradhan said.

“She is not only a pride for us or Kurseong town, she is the pride of the entire Darjeeling Hills,” she added.

Miss Pradhan says that she will continue to pursue her interest in the future and that she would work for her place, the region and the country as a whole.