Beauty with a strong ‘foundation’ wins pageant


Compiled by C. ARUNO, PAVITHRA RAMAN and R. ARAVINTHAN

A BRICKLAYER’S daughter has become the pride of her state after winning the Miss Tamil Nadu 2022 pageant and advancing to the national Miss India competition, Malaysia Nanban reported.

It was a dream come true for Rakshya Manohar, 20, from Chengalpattu, who was never discouraged by her family’s poverty.

The aspiring beauty queen finished college and took on part-time jobs to prepare for the competition.

In 2018, Rakshya won a patriotism-themed Mono Acting competition organised by the Indian government.

In February, she won a district-level pageant organised by Forever Star India Awards before going on to the state-level competition earlier this month and winning the Miss Tamil Nadu title.

Rakshya’s background, determination and success have not only earned her fans from her home state but throughout the country.

>Ten students of SJK(T) Permatang Tinggi in Simpang Ampat, Penang, won medals in a state-level robotics competition, Makkal Osai reported.

The pupils were entered in two groups who developed two different Hungry Robots, which clean residences, offices and other areas autonomously.

Guided by the school’s science teachers, the teams won a silver and a bronze for their inventions at the competition organised by Penang STEM, which is under the state government.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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