Finale of ‘Princess India 2016-17’- a Beauty Pageant for Visually Challenged Girls was held on 8th March 2017 at ‘The Club’, D N Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai. Celebrities present on the occasion were John Abraham, Javed Ali, Amyra Dastur, Sanjay Lalwani, Samir Mansuri, Bhagyashree Dassani, Asit Kmar Modi, Rashmi Rajput, Amit Dolawat, Achla Sachdev, Sapna Bhavnani, RJ Archana Pania, Rekha Khan, Bharti Dubey, Seema Hingorany, Sujata Ahuja, Subhash Ghai, Rashmee Gajra, Pallavi Utagi and others.
John Crowned the Winner Simran Chawla from Delhi while Subhash Ghai put the crown for 1st runner up Surabhi Mudgal from Hyderabad and Amyra Dastur crowned 2nd Runner up Inderpreet Kaur from Punjab. Miss Best smile Payal Srigopal Bhatyad was given by Bhagyashree, Best cordial to Stacey Rodrigues was given by Asit Kumar Modi and Best Achiever to Jyoti Malik by Sanjay Lalwani. Samir Mansuri, Chairman of Blind’s Dream, was super happy with the outcome. He himself is Blind by birth and believes in fulfilling the dreams of other visually Challenged people.
In this Event 16 Girls Visually Challenged girls showcased their Talent, Intellect and Walked the Ramp and walked with 16 women super achievers. Such a Unique Event was held for the first time in the world.
NGO, Blind’s Dream & Its chairman Samir Mansuri are the Sponsor & Executor of this Beauty Pageant for visually impaired Girls ‘Princess India 2016-17’. All the 16 girls, selected from pan India through an extensive two stages of selection procedure - in their Home States and in Mumbai - are participating in this event.
Sujata Ahuja & Sanjay Lalwani have graciously accepted to design the outfits for contestants. The event is planned to commemorate and celebrate the Achievements, Grit and Dreams of these girls as super Achievers on International Women’s Day.
Mr Samir Mansuri, Chairman of the NGO Blind’s Dream, is himself Blind by birth.