Nishtha Dudeja is the first Indian woman to win any title at the Miss Deaf World Pageant, and we are immensely proud of her!

Nishtha Dudeja, a twenty-three-year-old commerce graduate from Delhi University, recently won the Miss Deaf Asia 2018 title, being the first ever Indian to have won any title at the Miss Deaf World Pageant. Hailing from the industrial city of Panipat in Haryana, she is currently pursuing her masters in economics from the University of Mumbai.

The pageant held its eighteenth edition recently at Prague, Czech Republic, where other countries like China, Taiwan, Israel, Belarus etc. were among the participating countries for the Miss and Mister Deaf World- Europe- Asia Beauty Pageant. It was a tough competition. The pageant winner took to Facebook to announce the news.

The twenty-three-year-old beauty was born deaf but did not think of herself being differently abled. She chose the field of beauty and has received great success in it already. She is a very dynamic woman. As a child, she was a bright student and was excelling in her extra-curricular activities as well. She is also a judo player and has learned the martial art for over five years, winning medals on an international level. She is also an accomplished player for tennis and has represented India previously as well on a global platform, by competing in tennis championships like the Deaflympics 2017 (Turkey), World Deaf Tennis Championship 2015( held in the UK), and Deaflympics 2013 (Bulgaria) etc. among many.

She is the currently the brand ambassador for one of the World’s leading brand of hearing aids, Sivantos India Pvt.Ltd. She has now returned to India, after her historic win, proving to be a matter of real pride for the nation.

This is a great achievement for her as well as for the state of Haryana in general. The state is not only the biggest contributor to medals in sports competitions on a global scale but also has, as of now, given the country two internationally acclaimed beauty pageant winners. The Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar also belongs to the state of Haryana.

Nishtha Dudeja is a real inspiration for everyone to realize that a disability cannot cause a hindrance towards achieving your dreams. Work hard and with sheer determination and let the results speak for itself.


Feature Image Credits:  Zee News

Avnika Chhikara

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