"Age is just a number. Keep your dreams alive!" These inspiring words come from Mrs. Sheileja Maibam from Manipur, a mother of three who has recently bagged the Classic Mrs. India Karnataka First Runner Up Title along with Mrs. Best Hair Sub-Title. Mrs Pratibha Saunshimath organised the largest pageant for married women with growth to national and premium international pageants at Bangalore in Karnataka on August 11.
Upon winning the titles, Mrs. Sheileja Maibam gave credits for her achievement to her three children for always believing in her. She also thanked her Father-in- law Maisnam Ibohal and her parents Maibam Ibomcha and Maibam ongbi Radhesana for always supporting her every endeavours. She made a special mention about her friends Inderjeet Kaur and Rohi Kaur for inspiring her to participate in the prestigious contest.
Sheileja fondly remembers her late Grandmother Hourungbam Nupimacha Devi for giving her tips and care in maintaining her hair since her early days. She also expressed gratitude to Irengbam Angabala for helping her with the Manipuri Potloi which she wore for the ethnic round of the pageant and won the hearts of many.
It may be mentioned that Sheilija was crowned Miss Manipur 1997, Miss Kut 1995, Miss Phouoibi 1995 and Miss Beautiful Hair at Miss North East 1995. She will now represent Manipur in the upcoming Mrs India contest next year.