Vashi: Vijay Kalose, CMD of Saffrons-Eventz and Saffrons Entertainment announced the beauty pageant for kids and teenagers of Navi Mumbai at a press meet on March 12 at the Marine Centre, here. 

He informed that 30 boys and girls in the Kidz category (6 to 12 years)  and 30 boys and girls in the Teenz category (12 to 16 years) will be selected for the grooming on first come first served basis. 3 winners from girls of each category will be crowned and sashed and 3 winners from boys of each category will be crowned – wand and sashed. Prizes will also include bicycles for kids, e-bikes for teenagers, scholarships, resorts vouchers, holiday vouchers, free portfolios, watches, sports kits, shopping vouchers, etc., Vijay Kalose announced. He can be contacted for participation on 8169977833.

Vijay Kalose pioneered beauty pageants in Navi Mumbai, as also organized the Saffrons Maharashtra Princess pageant and Saffrons India’s Queen and Princess (across 9 States of India). He recently organized the Saffrons India’s Queen, Princess and Elite 2020 at the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium, here on February 28.

Some of the winners of that pageant, Audrey Moraes Dcosta, Sangeeta Kharbanda, Geeta Nagraj, Brenda Bhargava, Kashish Kurdia, Sarah Corda and Prerna Singh along with choreographer Ekta Bakshi Ketkar (who will be a member of the team that will groom the contestants), Sangeeta Khanna, the celebrity make-up professional and Rais Khan, a Saffrons Mr. Navi Mumbai finalist also graced the dais at the press meet. 

Stating that the grooming of the contestants is not merely for the contest, but of immense benefit to the contestants for their future life, be it in academics, career or professional and personal, Vijay Kalose announced the tentative dates of the pageant could be April 25, May 3 or May 10, 2020.
Sangeeta Khanna, lauding Vijay Kalose’s initiatives, recalled that her daughter Ishita Khanna (who is presently an established celebrity make-up professional) participated in the Saffrons pageant in Navi Mumbai when she was just 15 years old that helped build up her confidence and personality a great deal.

All the pageant winners too expressed that the Saffrons pageant is not a beauty contest alone, rather it enhances confidence and positivity to be more capable citizens. 

The other winners of the Saffrons Queen, Princess and Elite 2020 pageant were Nabanita Chakraborty, Kritika Shetty,  Gurjeet Kaur,Meghana Aher, Kapila Kardikar, Pranali Jadhav and Roshni Khaire. The jury, who also graced the awards presentation function as guests, comprised of Marathi TV actress (Goachi Kinaari fame) Siddhi Patne, Ms Beautiful Earth Komal Kiran Udhwani, Mrs. Asha Niharika Sadaphule, Mrs. Global India Trushali Waghmare and Mrs. Aparna Avinash Deshmukh of Morayya Developers.  The other guests included Dr. Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor Media, Vasant Bhandari – United Breweries Event Head, Avinash Deshmukh of Morayya Developers, Bollywood celebrity make-up and hair artiste and Rais Pathan owner of Fledge Aviation.