GUWAHATI, Jan 31: Dr Sumi Choudhury Das and Mrs Tarali Sarmah from Assam represented India in the Global Platform ‘Mrs International Global World Finale 2023’ held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January 2023 and were awarded the titles of ‘Mrs. Photogenic’ and ‘Mrs Glamorous’ respectively.
The occasion was a five-days international program from January 9 to 13, wherein the 23 national winners of various countries like India, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, Ukraine, Philippines, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Latin USA, Sri Lanka, Botswana, and China among others participated . The participants were judged on the basis of their personality, talent and interpersonal skills. This platform is initiated by ‘Mrs International Global (MIG)’ to celebrate women’s rights and to highlight the world women as ‘Women of the face — Be Brave and Stop Bullying’ to her family and community. The endeavour also render recognition to women who exemplify empowerment in their chosen careers and have made themselves unique as they influence others. They are role models and serve as an inspiration and catalysts for change.
Both the representatives from India were well trained by Mrs Manika Sinha, National Director of MIG for India. On the first day of the programme, both Sumi Choudhury Das and Tarali Sarmah presented the pride of Assam — Handcrafted rhinos, phulam gamosa, jaapi and xorai to the delegates of all the participating countries as a token of respect.
During the programme entitled ‘Talent and cultural night’, Tarali Sarmah performed Bihu Dance and also showcased Assam’s rich traditional attire ‘muga mekhela sador and the complete Bihu dance costume’ as the pride of Assam. Sumi Choudhury Das performed a dance drama on the ‘greatest woman freedom fighter’ India has ever had — Queen of Jhansi Rani Lakhsmibai. In the cultural programme, both the representatives presented Assam rich traditional culture with their costumes by wearing muga mekhela sador and Assam silk lehenga.
During the advocacy presentation and ‘Personal Interview’ round, Sumi Choudhury Das presented the advocacy for ‘Sex education in rural schools and prevention of sexual violence’ while Tarali Sarmah presented the advocacy for ‘Gender Equality with a special focus on Girl Education & Women Empowerment’.
The final event was conducted in the High Convention Hall of Kuala Lumpur on January 13, wherein Tarali Sarmah represented the National bird — Peacock while Sumi Choudhury Das represented the National flower — lotus with their costumes.
Apart from the other daily activities, a day-long city tour was organized by the MIG Team with the support and participation of the Department of Tourism, Government of Malaysia wherein all the representatives of the participating countries were provided the experience of tasting the most exotic fruit of Malaysia — Durian Fruits. There were also a photo-shoot session with the National Flag of the participating countries, visit to Batu Caves and other exotic places. They were further served Malaysian cuisine with the various traditional activities.