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Nagpur’s Shilpa Agrawal wins Mrs Universe Lovely 2017 title in South Africa

Nagpur industrialist Shilpa Agrawal has made the city proud by winning the Mrs Universe Lovely 2017 title at Durban, South Africa on September 2, 2017.
Shilpa Agrawal

Nagpur industrialist Shilpa Agrawal has made the city proud by winning the Mrs Universe Lovely 2017 title at the Mrs Universe 2017 pageant grand finale held at Durban, South Africa on September 2, 2017. The Mrs Universe 2017 title was won by Vietnam’s Tam Hoang Luu.

Mrs Universe 2017 was the 40th annual Mrs Universe pageant which was organised in the African continent for the first time with the theme – Empowering Women. Creating Change. Mrs Universe 2017 featured  84 married women from all over the world between the age of 21 to 45, who are already doing phenomenal work to uplift and enhance their local communities through charity work, business development and global trade opportunities.

By winning the Mrs Universe Lovely 2017 title, Shilpa has become the first married woman from Central India to win such a major title. During her journey at the Mrs Universe 2017, Shilpa performed ‘Lavani’ on the song ‘Mala Jau dya na Ghari’ in the talent round and prepared the Maharashtrian meal ‘Masala Bhaat’ for the villagers to showcase the culture of Maharashtra. At the grand finale, she showcased the national costume by walking in the competition in lehenga, choli, dupatta and safaa. The fabrics used for making this outfit were made in Nagpur.

Shilpa, who is the managing director and CEO of Akash Furniture Group in Nagpur, has previously participated in other pageants as well and made the city proud. In 2015, she was adjudged as the first runner-up in Mrs India globe held in Yangon Burma and won the Mrs Inspiration title at Mrs India Worldwide held in Thailand. She has also won accolades from time to time for her work as an industrialist. Shilpa gives the credit of her success to her husband Akash Agrawal, whom she says has always stood by her.

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LGBTQ+ community members share their stories, wave rainbow flags to mark ‘Pride month’

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Members of the LGBTQ+ community in Nagpur shared their stories and waved the rainbow flags to mark the end of Pride Month (June 1 – June 30) during an event held at VR Mall on June 30. The intention behind the event was to spread awareness about the issues pertaining to the community and bring the members under one roof.

To attract the attention of the people in the mall towards the importance of Pride Month, a group of youngsters performed during a flash mob. Thereafter, Anand Chandrani, Nikunj Joshi, Vidya Kamble, Mohini, Aditya and Myra Gupta from Sarathi Trust shared their stories and addressed problems faced by the community.

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Actress Neha Sharma, models sashay down the ramp at ‘Blenders Pride Fashion Nights’ in Nagpur

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Actress Neha Sharma came calling to Nagpur on June 18 as she sashayed down the ramp for designer Nikita Mhaisalkar along with top models at the Blenders Pride Fashion Nights organized at Hotel Radisson Blu.

Above are some of the pictures from the event ↑

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Couples have a blast, win awards at ‘Hollywood Oscar Night’ in Nagpur

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur

Couples from a group/club called ‘The Core’ were spotted having a blast at a ‘Hollywood Oscar Night’ themed party recently organised at Chattarpur Farms in Nagpur. The party was hosted by Rupali and Dhiraj Agrawal with Priyanka and Ashwin Jain.

During the night, couples and individuals were given taglines and awards based on their respective personalities. The award categories were ‘Enthusiastic and dynamic couple,’ Modern Romeo and Juliet, etc. After the award ceremony couple danced and sung together to make the night memorable.

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