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Punjab-origin girl Shree Saini from USA crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018

Indian-American Shree Saini has been crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018 at a pageant held in the Fords City of New Jersey.

Edited by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 16, 2018 10:37 IST ]
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Punjab-origin girl Shree Saini from USA crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018

Indian-American Shree Saini has been crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018 at a pageant held in the Fords City of New Jersey. Sakshi Sinha from Australia and Anusha Sareen from United Kingdom were respectively declared first and second runner ups in the 27th annual global pageant for people of Indian origin. 

Organised by the New York-based India Festival Committee (IFC), the pageant is said to be the oldest and largest event for the Indian Diaspora community. Shree, 22, who was told by the doctors that she can never dance after being installed with a pacemaker at the age of 12, said one should never give up. "I truly believe your legacy is defined by how you make others feel and the positive difference you make in your lifetime," said Shree, who started her non-profit organisation, when she was 15.

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It feels surreal to be crowned your Miss India Worldwide!! 🇺🇸🌎 . When they announced USA, I was immensely thankful to everyone who had supported me and I was also in tears because the journey to this world title wasn’t easy. . In my talent, I shared about my life struggles, those helped me build resilience and endless love for life. . My humble message as your newly crowned Miss India Worldwide Shree Saini: "Your life’s legacy is defined how you make people feel, with each vibe/interaction/conversation and the positive difference you make in other’s lives in your lifetime. Let us all have a solution mindset, we should always try to defuse the negativity in any situation and focus on the light within all of us." . As a world titleholder, I am so ready to give more of myself to charitable causes and do my very best work in this year. . This pageant had an amazing group of contestants who were highly inspirational, talented, caring, diverse and leaders. I am so thankful for the contestants and team members’ support and love during this journey. . Big thanks to Mr. Dharmatma Saran ji and Neelam Saran ji for creating #MissIndiaUSA and #MissIndiaWorldwide. . This platform provides opportunities to thousands on girls and helps them transform their lives by helping them gain many life skills like: high self-esteem, confidence, stage presence, public speaking skills, fund raising, charity, service, networking and community outreach. . Thank you to my pillars: moms Ekta Saini and Diane Schmidt plus my dad, my brother Shahrose for all of your LOVE. . Thanks to the world-famous choreographer @sandip_soparrkar for training us girls to bring out the best within us. . Thank you @shezadi21 ji, @nishibahl ji, Abby Olivia ji, for providing endless help and support to us girls. Photo Credit Media Logistics Inc IndiaLife TV Sri Praveenand Friday Films #ShreeSaini #AmericanHeartAssociation #EmotionalHealth #HeartHealth #USA #MissIndiaUSA #MissIndiaWorldwide

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Shree said it was her dream to compete for a world title, which was started when she was in the elementary school. Indian-origin girls from as many as 17 countries participated in the annual beauty pageant. India's Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, who hails from Haryana, was crowned Mrs India Worldwide 2018. A mother to a boy, she lost her husband in a road accident in the first year of her marriage.

"I decided to stay single to show to all those who told me that I cannot raise a child alone being a widow. I am here to represent all the widow women. If I can do it, you can do it,” Mandeep said. Jeya Priya Pandian from Malaysia and Kavita Malhotra Pattani from USA were declared the first and second runner ups of the Mrs India Worldwide 2018 respectively.

The next edition of the Miss India Worldwide will be held in Mumbai in 2019, said Dharmatma Saran, chairman and founder of the India Festival Committee that organises the pageant.

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Tonight I’ll proudly represent my country USA at Miss India Worldwide! 🇺🇸🌎 This dream of mine of one day competing for a world title started when I was just in elementary school and watching an international pageant on TV. 👧🏻 I was instantly inspired by the contestants’ confidence when they proudly said their countries’ name on stage and I was so mesmerized by their community work. From the day I dreamed of being on the world stage, I started preparing with dance lessons, public speaking and creating my nonprofit to humbly give back. ✍🏻 This week: we competed in Evening Gown (Wearing a dreamlike dress from @macduggal !!) , Talent, had 10 hour day rehearsals, had a NYC & UN visit and interviews on TV Asia, biggest south asian news network in USA. Final day is tonight: It feels surreal! Tonight I’ll share my personal life struggles (that I’ve never shared before) and the message of rising up against any adversity with resilience and kindness. My dance talks about her being bullied for many years, almost losing my mother to illness, suffering from third degree burns on my entire face and living with a heart defeat. Thank you all who have genuinely supported me in my humble journey to the world stage. Much love to all ❤️ Big thanks to Mr. @dharmatmasaran ji and Neelam Saran ji for creating #MissIndiaUSA and #MissIndiaWorldwide ! Thank you to my pillars: moms Ekta Saini and Diane Schmidt plus my dad, my brother for all your LOVE. #ShreeSaini #AmericanHeartAssociation #EmotionalHealth #HeartHealth

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"We are proud of the fact that we have been able to imbibe Indian values, tradition and culture among Indian origin youths across the world,” he said. “We have also been successful in promoting Indian performing arts in the world," Saran said.

(With PTI inputs)

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