Guwahati: Tarali Sarmah and Sumi Choudhury Das from Assam represented India at the ‘Mrs International Global World Finale 2023’ in Kuala Lumpur, and won ‘Mrs. Photogenic’ and ‘Mrs. Glamorous’ awards respectively.
The ‘Mrs International Global World Finale 2023’ was a five-day event, wherein winners of 23 countries had participated, and they were judged on the basis of their personality, talent and interpersonal skills.
Both the representatives from India were well trained by Manika Sinha, National Director of MIG for India.
On the first day of the event, both Sumi Choudhury Das and Tarali Sarmah presented handcrafted rhinos, phulam gamocha, jaapi and xorai to the delegates of all the participating countries as token of respect.
At the event, Tarali Sarmah performed Bihu Dance and also showcased Assam’s rich traditional attire ‘Muga Mekhela Chador and the complete Bihu Dance costume’ as the pride of Assam.
Sumi Choudhury Das performed a dance drama on the ‘greatest woman freedom fighter’ India has ever had-Queen of Jhansi Rani Lakhsmibai.
During the advocacy presentation and personal interview round, Sumi Choudhury Das spoke on the need of sex education in rural schools and prevention of sexual violence, and Tarali Sarmah spoke on gender equality with a special focus on girl education and women empowerment.
The final event was conducted in the High Convention Hall of Kuala Lumpur wherein Tarali Sarmah represented the National Bird-Peacock and Sumi Choudhury Das represented the National Flower-Lotus with their costumes.
Both the awardees Sumi Choudhury Das and Tarali Sarmah shared that it was a heartwarming experience for them to represent India and to get associated with the women of various parts of the world.