By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar:
In an unique initiative for the specially-abled girls, Bhubaneswar played host to a beauty pageant held for visually-impaired girls. Out of the 14 participants selected in the age group of 18-30 years, some of the girls were fully visually blind, while some of them were partially blind.
Jhumuri Biswal bagged the title of Miss Odisha, Snehprabha Lenka won the title of Miss Prince while Sandhya Rani Patri was the runner up in the competition.
After 15 days of rigourous training, the top four contenders will be sent to Mumbai for Miss India contest. The pageant organised by the state branch of the National Association for the Blind (NAB) was held at the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped.