In a glittering ceremony, at the Flying Dutchman, Noida, Sahara Hangma Subba from Sikkim, was crowned Teen India 2022. Sahara is the first North East Indian beauty to win a national teen pageant title in India. Sara Naikwadi, Aastha Kashyap, Yashika Dudeja, Ananya Kubde were the respective first to fourth runner-ups. The main winners were crowned by out going queens, Mannat Kaur (Teen Universe Asia 2020) and Anjani Sharma (Teen India Runner Up 2020).
Jasmeet Kaur, CEO of Teen India and National Director of India for many prestigious international pageants, led a spectacular event along with her daughter Srishti Kaur, who is India and Asia’s first Teen Universe winner.
The event was graced by the honourable presence of Mr. K.L Ganju (Consul General), Mr. Udit Raj (Ex MP); the valuable presence of Chandra Rekha Gulabani, Ms. Ratan Kaul, Ms. Asma Gulzar, Mr. Om Praakash, Mr. Piyush Chaturvedi, Chef Sunil Soni; and Dr Richa, Tulika Jain, Sharmila Ahuja, Sahiba Singh and Rubinder Kaur came on board as the respected jury.
The 3 day event involved the contestants enjoying an array of 22 sub-contests, group dynamics, photoshoots, charity events, online and on-ground sessions. The contestants interacted with students of the charity school ‘Apna Ghar’ a venture by Srishti Kaur. The girls stood up together in their sisterhood for Cancer Awareness by creating skits and awareness jingles. Melvyn Noronha, pageant mentor of Srishti Kaur and many other international beauty queens, directed and choreographed the girls towards a great learning and self discovering experience.
“My goal is to give the best platform for teenage girls in the country, which is safe and enriching”, said Jasmeet Kaur; as she looks forward each year to continue her successful venture in taking young girls towards becoming the pride of India.