As per meeting organised by Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur with the local administration of Manali, concerned officials have been directed to assure that the Winter Carnival turns out to be successful. He also said that efforts would be made to ensure active participation of village women.
Apart from this, concerning this development, Raman Gharsanghi, Manali Sub-divisional Magistrate mentioned that the carnival committee would constitute sub-committees to monitor the preparations of the carnival. Further, auditions will also be held in Mandi, Shimla, Dharamshala and Manali for Carnival events such as ‘Voice of Manali’ and ‘Winter Queen’.
About the Winter Queen ContestWinter Queen is the name of the beauty pageant contest organised every year during the Winter Carnival. Over the years, the contest has gained significant popularity across the country. Reports even suggest that women from many different states appear for the auditions to take part in this beauty pageant.
The Winter Queen contest is organised in the heart of Manali city, in an open-air amphitheatre. The participants showcase a fusion of western-style attires and traditional clothing of Himachal Pradesh to compete in an eccentric round of the contest. Snowfall during the ramp walk of participants is a common sight to be witnessed.
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