Hamirpur, December 23
Neha Rikta, a 22-year-old student of Jubbal in Shimla district, won the coveted Most Vivacious Miss Himachal crown in the three-day contest that concluded here last night.
Kritika Thakur, who had won the title in 2020, crowned the winner on the occasion. As many as 17 girls out of total 47 participants were selected for the grand finale. Arzoo of Nerwa in Shimla was adjudged the first runner-up and Aditi of Solan was the second runner-up.
Neha said the crown had come along with responsibilities. Three days of the event helped her explore her strengths.
Neha said, “The night spent at a dense forest on the camp site during the event was a memorable experience. We learnt to defeat our fears and face challenges courageously.”
For 18-year-old Arzoo, rafting was the most thrilling activity of the event and it helped conquer her water phobia.
Aditi, 20-year-old contestant, said the event helped her changed her outlook towards other contests. She said activities, including the morning yoga session and sports were amazing. “It was fun and enriching to have participated in the contest,” she added.
The judges’ panel comprised film producer Rajender Rajan, fashion designer Poonam Patil and software engineer Omja Thakur, among others.