SAPNA 2013: A Dazzling South Asian Princess and Prince Pageant Showcases Fashion, Beauty and Social Awareness

Doctors Sanjay Gupta , Kavita Gupta, Asit Patel, Ganesh Balu and host Juhi Jagiasi
Juhi Jagiasi felicitating Doctors Sanjay Gupta, Kavita Gupta, Asit Patel, Ganesh Balu

Jewel of India organized the FIRST ANNUAL DOCTORS DAY CELEBRATION on Saturday March 16th at the Hindu temple Delaware. It was attended by Doctors Sanjay Gupta , Kavita Gupta, Asit Patel, Ganesh Balu and family and friends of performers and local Delawareans.

The event was held to honor doctors for all the hard work they do round the year.

Singer Ashwini Hulbate
Singer Ashwini Hulbate

Singers Faisal Aslam and Sumitra Iyer
Singers Faisal Aslam and Sumitra Iyer

Singers Sunita Misra and Partha Mohaptra
Singers Sunita Misra and Partha Mohaptra

The evening performances by Karaoke singers Ashwini Hulbate, Partha Mohapatra, Sunita Misra and Faisal Aslam from New York City. There was a lively dance performance by Little Stars of Delaware choreographed by Hemangini Mehta.

Little Stars of Delaware dance performance, choreographed by Hemangini Mehta
Little Stars of Delaware dance performance, choreographed by Hemangini Mehta

Miss Teen India International 2011 Priyanka Golani graced the occasion.

An exciting part of the event was SAPNA - South Asian Prince and Princess/Queen North America 2013 Beauty Pageant. This is the first time a pageant has been conducted to live music, says organizer and CEO of Jewel Of India Juhi Jagiasi.

The Seven Contestants for the Mrs SAPNA 2013 Crown
The Seven Contestants for the Mrs SAPNA 2013 Crown

13 contestants were judged in 3 different rounds: Indian Wear, Evening Wear and Talent Round.

Jacqueline  Pizarro (director of Hispanic Pageants), Tejash Natali (Actor of 9 Eleven) and Sumitra Iyer (winner of Best Playback Singer Award in PIFFA, Canada) judged the pageant.

Sumitra Iyer also sang a few songs with Faisal Aslam and made the crowd wanting more.

The beautiful contestants looked dazzling with makeover by MUA Rupali Langote and Ms Shug of DCFW fame.

In case you missed this spectacular event you can get a glimpse by awesome pictures clicked by Charms City Productions and order a video by Videoimages.

Juhi Jagiasi said, "I would like to thank the Hindu temple for the location, Vinay and Raj Kedda for sound and lights  and above all thank my family and especially my husband Anil Jagiasi for always working hard to make this event a success. Thanks to all the gift sponsors and contestants and families for participating in SAPNA 2013."

SAPNA 2013 Winners

Juhi Jagiasi (left), Mr. SAPNA 2013 Prakash Patil, Mrs. SAPNA 2013 Renuka Malhi, Miss SAPNA 2013 Kavita Shah and Anil Jagiasi
Juhi Jagiasi (left), Mr. SAPNA 2013 Prakash Patil, Mrs. SAPNA 2013 Renuka Malhi, Miss SAPNA 2013 Kavita Shah and Anil Jagiasi

Top 3 Mr SAPNA 2013

Mr SAPNA 2013 winners
Mr SAPNA 2013 winners: Prakash Patil (right), Kashif Sohail and Shahrukh Shahzada Ali

1) Prakash Patil (Winner)
2) Shahrukh Shahzada Ali ( First Runner Up), also won Handsome Hunk Award
3) Kashif Sohail 2nd runner up, also won the Best Personality Award

Top 3 Miss SAPNA 2013

Miss South Asian Princess of North America SAPNA 2013 winners
Miss South Asian Princess of North America SAPNA 2013 winners: Prerena Patel (left), Kavita Shah and Dolly Patel

1) Kavita Shah (winner)
2) Prerena Patel (first runner up, also won the Best Talent Award
3) Dolly Patel (2nd runner up), also won the best Indian dress and Best Hairstyle awards

State Winners of Mrs SAPNA 2013

North Carolina: Jyoti Singh, also won Best Evening Gown
Texas: Amrita Golani
Pennsylvania: Payal Gupta
New York: Renuka Malhi

Most Elegant Award

The Most Elegant prize was won by Mrs Satya Jyothi Kovvuri.

Overall Winner

Mrs SAPNA 2013

Renuka Malhi

First Runner up

Jigna Bhatt Dave

2nd Runner up

Amrita Golani

3rd Runner up

Tie with Payal Gupta and Uma Narasimha

The Gift Sponsors of SAPNA 2013 were:

  • Varli Singh (Varil Food Festival)
  • Parul Patel (The cake Designer)
  • Riz (Fire and Ice)
  • Mansi Sharma (Rang Tarang Holi program)
  • Twinkle Chadda (Twinkle Fashion Boutique)
  • Roshni  Fernandez (free makeover)
  • Drishty D'Empire (free make over)
  • Photoshoot by Polished Professionals' Barbara Hewins
  • Photoshoot by Deval Parikh
  • Gifts sashes and crowns by Criterium Engineers' Anil Jagiasi

For more information please call Juhi Jagiasi at 302 252 7024 for participation sponsorship and share suggestions for upcoming events or email jewelofindiausa@yahoo.com or visit website www.missindiainternational.net.