Miss Asia World runners-up Chum Darang was accorded a warm welcome on her home coming at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh by members of the Adi Baane Kebang East Siang, ABK women’s wing, Women Against Social Evils, Adiland & Upright Peoples’ Organization, Jering Matkir Society and other organizations on Friday.
The Pasighat-beauty was the fifth-runners up in the competition while winning the “Miss Internet” sub-title by securing the highest number of votes in the recently concluded ‘Miss Asia World’ beauty contest at Lebanon.
Darang was received from the Ruksin gate, at the Assam-Arunachal border, by a large crowd. The members of the organizations took her on a special vehicle for a road show around Pasighat market, which finally culminated in a formal programme at Engo Takar Dere, the festival ground in the eastern town.
Addressing the ceremonial reception function, ABK WW president Yalem Taga Burang expressed her happiness over the achievement of Chum Darang, who represented Pasighat and Arunachal Pradesh in an international event.
Other organisations’ members also appreciated Darang for representing India in an international event.
Extending her sincere thanks to everyone for encouraging her daughter, Chum Darang’s mother, Yamik Dulom Darang said, “It was a tough time for all the family members as the participation in an international event involved huge expenses.”
Deputy Commissioner, Tamiyo Tatak, who was also present during the programme, advised all other young girls to learn and be inspired by Chum Darang, who has made Pasighat and Arunachal proud.
On her part, Chum Darang advised the younger generation, especially young girls aspiring to become models, to have confidence and dream big. She also advised them to stay away from drugs, alcohol and other addictions as these are great deterrent to one’s ambition and dream.