New Delhi, Feb 5: This year's Miss Earth India pageant will be held in Delhi in July showcasing the country's twin humanitarian national campaigns - Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Green India.
The pageant will help in nurturing candidates as a part of global eco-movements, Singapore-based Growbiz Consult executive director Pradeep Maithani said today.
Miss Earth India to be held in Delhi will take the two-theme message of save and educate your daughter and waste free India to the participants from 90 countries at the finals in Manila in October.
Contestants for the Indian pageant will be short-listed from March with final to be held in Delhi on July 16. "The integral mix of green and glamour in this campaign stamps the "Miss Earth India" trademark to be more than just an ordinary pageant.
It will nurture candidates as a part of a global eco-movement which is part of over 90 countries campaigning for the protection of our environment," said Maithani, an Indian-origin Singaporean.
"It will also promote waste free India and save girl child right from birth to throughout the life cycle issues, where the girl faces gender biases in many parts of the country," said Maithani, also the national Director for the pageant.
Growbiz Consult team will work on these two causes and educate people to support girls, many of whom are aborted as fetuses once the sex is determined medically, said Maithani.
Growbiz Consult's co-founder and national director Cheryl T Hansen will lead the grooming of candidates to the finals.