By Milin Sagar
Mumbai, Feb 9 : Sikh youths from across the country walked the ramp as they competed for the coveted 'Mr. Singh' title at a pageant in Mumbai.
The conclusive round of this pageant was held at Shanmukhanad Hall on Friday.
The main aim of the contest was to make modern Sikh youth realize the importance of traditions which have been passed down by the gurus since centuries and not do away with them.
"Several Sikhs have discarded their turbans and cut their beards. Now we want to look smarter than the others. So we want to prove that with the beard and turban they will get the entry in the glamour world," said P. Puran Singh, Organiser of Sikh Fashion Competition.
A total of twenty six participants were the part of the contest.
The pageant tested the contestants' confidence, grit, style, intelligence, panache, and more importantly, their courage.
Jatinder Pal Singh from Delhi won the Mr. Singh Pageant and walked away with Rs. 3 lakh and a golden symbol of Sikh religion. Deepinder Singh and Pavneet Singh Chawla also from Delhi were adjudged the First and second runner's up.
"Well you can see the silence but it's not silence but celebration here. There is fantastic zeal and enthusiasm and we thank the organizers especially Puran Singh, Jaspal Sir, Harpreet Ji and all our judges who have helped us to groom our self," said Jatinder Pal Singh.
Ten more awards were given in various categories and a special award was reserved for the best beard and the best turban.