SHILLONG, April 12: A resident of Shillong, Sabina Parvez Warjri is preparing to take part in the upcoming Mrs. South Asia beauty pageant which will be held at the national capital on April 25 next.
“This beauty pageant is not only about being beautiful and walking the ramp. It is a pageant with a vision. The two main agendas of this pageant are women empowerment and the environment,” Warjri informed here.
Speaking about the part that she has played in working towards women empowerment, Warjri says that she has taken upon herself the responsibility of educating a girl by sponsoring her education. “Besides this girl, I am also sponsoring a boy’s education,” she added.
Pointing out that she will be interacting with other women from across the country during the pageant, Warjri says that this will give her an opportunity to share information about beautiful Meghalaya and its rich heritage and culture. “It will also give me an opportunity to learn about their culture,” she says.
“Through this platform I would like to empower the women of my state by being a role model and showing them that nothing is impossible for a woman if she has the willingness and confidence in her, she can achieve anything she wants,” says Warjri.
During her discourse at a press conference held to announce her participation in this prestigious contest, Warjri also expressed her dismay over the way the aged are treated after having visited the Mercy Home, Shillong. In this regard, Warjri questioned how children can abandon their parents. “I feel privileged to go to these places as it gives me satisfaction that I can do something for them and spend some time with them,” she says.