Beauty pageants are one of the most exciting events. It involves giving a platform and opportunity to young women to showcase not only their physical appearance, but also their intellect, presence, style, glamour and charisma. The dearth of organizations or regulatory bodies, which could nurture and advance young talents in our region, led a group of motivated entrepreneurs to evolve the idea of hosting a talent show every year for the young females and the result was "Nanhi Pari" - a talent show for teenage girls. From a humble start in the year 2001 in a remote and small tribal town of Keonjhar District of Odisha, the event has progressively taken rapid strides and has now become a national event of repute. Patronized by the great visionary, social activist, educationist, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT (www.kiit.ac.in) & KISS (www.kiss.ac.in), the event become a national event since 2004. The entire management of the event was passed on to KIIT Group of Institutions and KIIT University with effect from 2015 edition of the event.
The goal as set by the organizers is to maintain the distinctness of this competition in the forthcoming years. We also aim at promoting this competition to such heights that the reigning "Nanhi Pari" can find herself on a pedestal to approach global fame and recognition, preparing her for the next frontier of Miss India, Miss World or similar recognitions, pinning India as a prominent face on the world map.
Our growth has been that of a trendsetter because if one were to plot the growth of the "Nanhi Pari" movement, it would become crystal clear that is going to be the event of the future. In the very short time-span of just 15 years, it has already carved out a niche for itself, touted as the 'Little Miss India' competition, branded as the only one of its kind.