23-year-old Panipat girl Nishtha Dudeja won the Miss Deaf Asia 2018 title at an international pageant held in Prague recently. With this, Nishtha became the first Indian to have won any title at the Miss Deaf World Pageant.
The beauty from Haryana faced tough competition from contestants from China, Thailand, Taiwan, Israel, Czech Republic, Belarus, Mexico, South Africa and other countries at the 18th edition of Miss and Mister Deaf World -Europe -Asia Beauty Pageant 2018.
“I want to thank my parents for their consistent support who were always there to help me. Now I want to help the deprived people even at the cost of my comfort. I believe that the differently abled people don’t need pity. They only deserve equal opportunities to prove themselves,” Nishtha, who has returned to India now, said.
What a moment! It was overwhelming. It's certainly something I will cherish forever! It was an amazing night. For d first time, India won any crown at Miss and Mister Deaf World pageant. I'm happy that I won dis crown for India.#NishthaDudeja #MissDeafAsia2018 #MissDeafIndia2018 pic.twitter.com/tn6txUSpWR
— Nishtha Dudeja (@Dudeja_Nishtha) October 20, 2018
Soon after Nishtha won the title, social media was flooded with congratulatory messaged for the girl. Here are few of them:
— SheThePeople (@SheThePeopleTV) October 23, 2018
Congratulations to the Nishtha Dudeja became the first Indian to win any title at the Miss Deaf World https://t.co/sk8yMTWQcZ
— Laxmi Hebbalkar (@laxmi_hebbalkar) October 23, 2018
Panipat girl #Nishtha_Dudeja has won the #MissDeafAsia 2018 title at Deaf World-Europe-Asia Beauty Pageant 2018 held at Prague, Czech Republic. She is the first Indian to bag this award. pic.twitter.com/DXqj2lUEtw
— हरियाणा आज-तक (@HaryanaAajTak) October 23, 2018
— Ravi Taneja (@ravitaneja100) October 23, 2018
Congratulations ! #Haryana Girl Nishtha Dudeja Wins Miss Deaf Asia 2018 title at Prague !!
Panipat Girl Nishtha is 1st Indian to hav won any title at Miss Deaf World. She did B. Com from DU's Venketeshwar College & presently pursuing M.A Eco from Mithibai College, Uni. of Mumbai pic.twitter.com/9mP1JCrRuu
— Haryana Tweets (@HaryanaTweets) October 22, 2018
Panipat Beti Nishtha Dudeja has proved that nothing can come in the way of achieving one's goals.
Congratulations on becoming the 1st Indian to win the #MissDeafAsia 2018 title held at Prague!
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) October 23, 2018
The 23-year-old Panipat girl is a commerce graduate from Venkateshwara College, Delhi University, and presently pursuing MA in economics from Mithibai College, University of Mumbai. Prior to this title, Nishtha had also won the Miss Deaf India title on February 26 this year in Jaipur.