Little Miss Universe wants to promote Odia culture
New Delhi June 10 (IANS) Odisha s 12-year-old Padmalaya Nanda who has won the Little Miss Universe 2017 beauty pageant says that she wishes to promote her culture across the world.
She feels that she can t decide on what she wants to be when she grows up but there is a huge urge in her to do something for the culture of her state.
I am too young to talk about the future as I am just 12. I wish to grow up and bring my beautiful culture and traditions on the world map Nanda told IANS on Saturday.
Besides winning the Golden Crown in Georgia s Little Miss Universe Internet 2017 on June 4 she also won the Little Miss Actress title. She is next going to participate in two more beauty pageants -- Little Miss World and Junior Model International.
About the experience on the world stage she said It was great. I am very happy to have won these titles. I got to know of different cultures by meeting so many international people.
I ensured that I represented my country and its culture in true spirits she added.
Showing a great deal of maturity for her age she said I have a passion to work for the underprivileged children.
I always celebrate my birthday in an orphanage called Swami Bichitrananda Kalyan Ashram. I also celebrate holidays including Diwali Dussehra New Year and Odia New Year with them.