Laishram Shilla Chanu has been crowned Meetei Chanu – 2017 during the contest which was held under the aegis of Lainingthou Sanamahi Sana Pung at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT), Palace Compound on Saturday.
Shilla also won the “Ningthibi Samlang” (beautitul hair) sub-title.
Among the 20 contestants, Saikhom Dafeni and Laishangbam Sonia managed to take home the first runner-up and second runner-up titles respectively. The other sub-title winners included Seram Priyadarshini (Sumhatpi Minok), Oinam Merina (Ningthibi Khongchat) and Heikham Anuradha (Thougallon Changkhonbi).
The top three winner were awarded Rani Phee (Indigenous women shawl) and Kajeng Lei (traditional head gear for women) while the sub-title recipients were awarded gifts. Various cultural and traditional songs and dances were also staged on the occasion.