Seventh Punjabi Pageant a big success

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India Post News Service

: A grand gala event, 7th annual International Punjabi Pageant was held on December 1 at India Community Center in Milpitas.  The pageant has evolved from the married couples participation to now inclusive of both married, single and open to both male and female, first of its kind in promoting gender equality, lifting the culture to higher grounds.

The contestants came from Oregon to Texas, Montana and Georgia, to be part of this vibrant rocking cultural competition. Each contestant is carefully screened and must display beauty, brilliance and elegance and with it integrity, which the founder says is a cornerstone of this pageant. The gala event has been a splendid success year after year and continues to be the most talked about and highly popular.

The cultural pageant is the brainchild of social activist and public entity Liability Claims professional Parmeet Randhawa and took off flying in the hands of none other than Ray Walia, supported and financed by known community dignitaries like Dr Japra. Ray Walia has also been organizing India Independence Day parades for decades. The co-organizers of the pageant were Pinky Sandhu and Kulwant Nijjar.48372169 577859815997109 6345875073886322688 n

The sponsors this year were again known community figures Rajeev Awasthy, Amit Gambhir, Dr. Uppal, Dr. Sarb Hundal, Dr Bhandari, Ash and Jay Sharma, Param and Bittu Nokwal, Jatinder Singh, Paul Sharma, Bobby Singh, Law offices of Ginny Walia, India Congress overseas, Paul Sahota and Rana Gill, Sharon and Manraj Mahal, Ginny Walia, Air India, Rewa Kumar, Parminder Chauhan of Canada. Entertainment was provided by Harpreet Dhami and Mandeep singh, both well known singers.

Ray Walia and Kay Walia are credited with driving the pageant on higher grounds with each passing year along with contestants who all continue to raise the bar every year. Ms Randhawa said she is blessed, honored and humbled to have had opportunities to meet so many brilliant people and deeply thankful to all the sponsors, and to Ginny 48391261 277458102955159 9104150092679479296 nWalia Law offices for continued support in coordinating and tabulating the scoring and in her opinion every participant is a winner.

She said it is very hard to get into the Judges’ brains. Different sets of judges deliver different opinions, as people have different perceptions. The pageant focuses on three rounds which include the assimilation round, the Indian royal round and Indian Punjabi authentic round, with emphasis on the culture of Punjab.

Opportunities should always be given to others in the community to lead such grand events, and keeping this in mind the organizers welcome anyone wanting to be the part of the great cultural pageant.