Miss Nepal 2007After lots of woos and boos, Dabur Vatika(event organiser) Miss Nepal 2007 contest has anyhow been accomplished. Many Women Rights Activists and protestors were outside the premises of BICC building protesting the event while the show was running inside. It was bit funnily awkward feeling as there was news of hurdles outside and ironically show was being telecasted LIVE on NTV, national television channel. As i was watching the show as a viewer, my sight eyed on someone named Chand as her last name and was guessing her as a Miss Nepal for this time. Don't know if it's my premonition,as i guessed.. at the end the same girl became and won the Miss Nepal 2007 title.
Her profile as:
Name: Sitashma Chand
Age: 23; Height: 5'7½"
Address: Bhamimandal, Lalitpur
Basketball player Sitashma chose Miss Nepal because "the title gives an opportunity to represent the country as a whole".
I came to learn(http://www.missnepal.com.np/) that The Hidden Treasure in association with Kathmandu Jaycees has been organising Miss Nepal Beauty Pageant since 1994. The Hidden Treasure holds franchise of Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss Asia Pacific International.
By the way, i don't see any clue why those protesting groups are blindly accusing the organisers for women exploitation and so. For me, the act of protesting is nonsense. There is no glance of profanity or nudity during the whole show event. In fact, ocassionaly it was enriched with cultural themes and music in background. I've personally watched that show and my judgement suggested me that there is nothing wrong with it. If they could, it's better to raise voice against the prostitution,social corruption, try to make country smoker free zone, why can't they do it? for me, in fact, women are becoming more independent, more social and more scientific than ever. If those women activists wants to keep pace with so-called men's world, events like this is must. Since, platform like this is giving them some regonition and opportunities. It's bitter truth, that women are being given the priority during job placement than men. So, why the hell they want to create chaos. If girls are getting benefits and chances , then it should be something to be proud of,even for them. Well, i hear them say that it's the women's exploitation,treating women like a commodity ..well if so, then whole world is doing so.. what's the fuss? it's not like prostitution, in fact, men/women both are treated as marketing symbol. It's their choice to live and earn that way. Who are these Women Activists to protest that way? Are they jealous? Is it not their freedom to take part in? Has any contestant yet come and cry in front of these women activists for the case of abuse by their organisers? When i heard one of the women activist yesterday in one local FM stations being interviewed, i pitied on her miserable blaming which was just pointless. At some point, i felt some kind of unknown force making all this happen. I don't care if they are mindlessly imitating like other extremist countries or it's just to get publicity, what they are doing is clueless. Now, there is on going peace process and they've no right to abrupt events like this. We must see shows like this even more.
Well, one word at last, if they've right to protest, organisers too have right too conduct their events and we've right to see and judge those contestants as viewers.