girl wins title 'Miss World Punjaban 2006'
Ludhiana, Jan. 19, 2007
Sant Parkash Singh
NRI Australia girl Japji Kaur Khaira,
19, 5' 6" , a student of Bachelor Applied Science has been
crowned "Miss World Punjaban 2006" - the most beautiful
Punjabi girl in the world. She is the most beautiful, talented,
and a true Punjabi girl. She has already acted in a Punjabi TV serial
with ETC channel.
- Manjosh Bhullar Patiala 1st.runner up
- Harpreet Hanjrah Ludhiana 2nd runner up
- Rythem Arora of Jalandhar was given the title of Best Dance
- Best Smile Award was bagged by Harsimrat Kaur.
After winning the title, she said,
"Living in the West, one must live in close quarters
with one's own language and culture. When you walk, people don't
identify you with clothes but with your personality. One should
develop such an image while living abroad." She won out of
250 contestants, who participated in the ninth exclusive international
In July 2006, Ms Japji Khaira was crowned "Miss
Panjaban Australia 2006". She made the entire audience swing
on the true of "Pasey Hat Ja Jalma Panjaban Jatti Aayi ".
A dexterous dancer and lover of music, Ms Khaira believes that the
real beauty of a person lies in her "seerat" and not "surat".
She has vowed to promote Punjabi language and culture in Australia
Three Punjabi NRI businessmen from Canada- Darshan
Singh, US- Ravi Grewal and Australia-Narinder Gill have announced
foreign trips to Australia and the US for the winners- Japjee Khaira,
first runners-up Manjosh Bhullar and second runners-up Harpreet
- Grewal said, "We want to take these girls to USA, for we
want our younger generations to learn what Punjabi culture is
all about. They have no clue at all of what consists Panjabiat."
- Darshan Singh says: "We do not get all this there. My
sister is a very keen in gidhha and bhangra dancer and my offer
to take these girls to the US is a gift to my sister."
Miss World Punjaban:
- "Miss World Punjaban is a unique contest and not like the
others where western style is being followed and girls are put
on stage in short dresses. It's a competition where the beauty
is judged on the complete personality and not solely on her physical
charms. Living in any part of the world, the Punjabi girl, who
is 17 to 25 years old, loves Punjabi culture, and 5' 4" tall
or more can participate in the competition," said Dhatt.
- The event was organized by Punjabi Sabhayacharak Sath, a brainchild
of Jasmer Singh Dhatt
- The contest Miss Punjaban Australia: was organized
by Sabhyacharak Sath Punjab’s Australia chapter in July
2006. This is the organisation’s first attempt at preserving
the Punjabi language, heritage and culture via a pageant, and
bringing together the Punjabi community living in Australia. Similar
pageants were held simultaneously in Canada, USA and the UK, also
in districts in India
Founder Chairman-Director of
Miss WORLD PANJABAN
Sardar Jasmer Singh Dhatt the Founder
Chairman-Director of Miss WORLD PANJABAN® is the instrumental
brain, who conceived the idea to serve and honor Punjabi beauty
in a different way.
He wrote many stories, poems etc for prominent Dailies
and Magazines. He is a multifaceted personality and administrator,
stage-film director architect, designer, editor, Giddha-Bhangra-folk
dance expert etc. He is an institution in himself. Sardar Dhatt
also founded Sabhiacharak Sath Punjab in 1991, a world-renowned
organisation to serve Punjabi culture and heritage. He is the Chairman
of this organisation. He has organized and directed many beauty
Pageants and cultural programs successfully. He is presently settled
at Ludhiana and has been dreaming to popularize the Miss WORLD PANJABAN®
contest on the lines of Miss Universe. It is unending desire of
Sardar Dhatt to make this Pageant widely represented by Punjabi
contestant from around the world regardless of their place of birth