‘Miss Nepal’, Nepal’s most esteemed beauty pageant, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sunday (July 13, 2014).
The anniversary celebration was held at Hotel Radisson in Lazimpat. The event was graced by the presence of former Miss Nepals and everyone associated with the pageant.
The Hidden Treasure has been organizing the pageant from 1996 since its inception in 1994 at the initiation of Kathmandu Jaycees during its Silver Jubilee.
Speaking about the early years, Gopal Sundar Lal Kakshapati, Chairman of The Hidden Treasure, said, “My friend, Rupesh Pradhan, and I organized Miss Nepal after we returned from the Miss India pageant in 1993. We’ve faced situations where while the program was ongoing inside the hall, there was total chaos outside. Despite this, Miss Nepal has managed to establish itself in the society and even act as a leader which has helped us forget the pain of the past.”
On this special occasion, the first Miss Nepal Ruby Rana performed a dance to Ganesh Bandana while the present Miss Nepal Subin Limbu sang one of Ciney Gurung’s songs. Bishnu Chemjong, singer, actor and winner of the Talent Round in Miss Nepal 2011, also sang the National Anthem at the program.