Cancer patient crowned as Miss Phek

Cancer patient crowned as Miss Phek
Shefüvi Pfithu (middle standing) along other winners and VEN members during press conference. (NP)
Dimapur, Oct 8 | Publish Date: 10/8/2019 11:50:39 AM IST

 The recently crowned Miss Phek Shefüvi Pfithu, shared her story on how she overcame the challenges and stigma inspite of dreaded cancer disease during a press conference on October 8. 

Disclosing her struggling life story, Miss Phek said that her father expired when she was in class 6 and she was detected with thyroid cancer in 2016, however she never gave up on her ambition to contest in the beauty pageant even though she was undergoing treatment. The youngest Miss Phek contestant who is just 18 years, shared that when she decided to join the Miss Phek pageant contest many people criticised her based on her family background and being a cancer patient. 

However she went ahead with strong determination and passion and finally won the title of the district and became  the first ever Miss Phek from Pochury community. She also informed that her community organized felicitation programme for her being the first Miss Phek from the community.

Pfithu who hails from Matikhrü village and a student of Pranabananda  Women’s College Dimapur studying in Class 12 challenged the young people especially women not to give up but work hard with passion to achieve in life. 

The 1st runner-up  Munulu Chizo also shared her story how she tried to convince her family and the criticisms she faced to be part of the beauty pageant. She expressed her passion to work hard with the VEN to compete in the next higher of competition.

The 2nd runner-up  Rangulu Keyho  shared how her parents encouraged and support her to win the title. On other hand, she shared how her family was look down by other for not having male in the family.

VEN convenor Nakro said that Miss Phek wish to convey message to the people that beauty is not only outward but it was beyond and one has to change the mindset to be successful in life.        

Miss Phek organizer Vogue Entertainment Nagaland (VEN) convenor Dode Nakro, VEN general Diwe-u Thele and VEN co-convenor and official designer Vilhousa Movi attended the programme held at Hotel Japfü Kohima. (Correspondent)

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