KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Pari Kalpana Rai is representing Nepal in Mrs. Asia International Pageant 2017 that is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The beauty contest which runs from June to July will feature women representatives from 35 countries including Nepal.
Nepal is participating in this contest for the first time.
“I am very happy for this opportunity.” said Parikalpana Rai, who is also the 2nd runner up, Most Creative and Viewers’ Choice of Mrs. Nepal International 2015.
“I feel lucky- of course- to represent Nepal internationally.” added Rai.
She thanked the organizer Ribbon Entertainment and further added, “This is a really great opportunity especially for married women. It is a platform for married women to showcase their talent on an international platform.”
“I will not let the organizers down because they have believed me and selected me for this contest. I promise to try my best to take Nepal and Nepalese name, fame and prestige in international arena.”
“Her talent, activeness, capability, elegance and beauty are the reasons she has been selected for this contest. She is one true contender for the title,” said the Associate and Event manager of Asia International and Chairman of Ribbon Entertainment Mr. Nishu Kanta Jha.
He also said such contest would be helpful in promoting the culture, tradition and language of Nepal internationally. “It is rewarding – not only to Pari Kalpana Rai but also to the nation.”
“I wish all the best to Mrs. Rai.” he added.