KATHMANDU – Asmi Shrestha won the title of Miss Nepal 2016 overcoming 18 different contenders at the grand finale held in Kathmandu on Friday.
Evana Manandhar, Miss Nepal 2015, handed the crown to the new Miss Nepal Asmi Shrestha at the beauty pageant’s finale event held at the DurbarMarg-based hotel de l’Annapurna by The Hidden Treasure.
Shrestha won the title by giving an answer of the question : Do you agree witha quota reservation for women? Is it good, bad and you do not have any reservation?
The top five finalists who made it to the last round were asked a common question by the jury. The contestants were required to write down the answer on a paper in a given time, which was later read out.
Likewise, Roshani Khatri won the first runner-up title and also was crowned with the title Miss Nepal Earth 2016 while Barsha Lekhi won second runner-up title and bagged the Miss Nepal International 2016 too.
Shrestha will w nrepresent Nepal in the Miss World Contest this year. Similarly, the first and second runners-up will represent Nepal in the Miss Earth and the Miss International respectively.
Ashma KC bagged the title of Miss Fascino and Miss Athletic where as the winner Shrestha won the titles of Miss Photogenic and Miss Intellectual as well.
Likewise, Ayshma Shrestha won the Bubbly Popular choice award.
The final 19 finalists had auditioned for the beauty pageant, from various cities of Nepal, including Dharan, Biratnagar, Chitwan, Butwal and Pokhara.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.