Mariam Longri accorded rousing welcome

KHARSANG, Jul 5: Mariam Longri, who was crowned the 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East recently, was accorded a grand reception by hundreds of people here in Changlang district on Thursday.
Mariam was accompanied by the winner of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East 2018, Pawan Chhetri, and founder of Mega Entertainment, Abhijit Singha, who has been organizing the Mega Miss North East pageant for the past 16 years.
Addressing the gathering at the reception function, Mariam said, “I am expecting to enjoy my normal life at home, but the grand reception accorded by the elders and kids from various schools is beyond my imagination. It is really heart-warming.”
She expressed hope that her victory would motivate the young girls of Kharsang to think big and achieve their goals in life.
“You can also do, if a simple girl like me can make it big in the world of fashion. I will be more than happy to guide the young girls achieve their goals in the world of fashion,” she said.
“I want to see my tribe achieving everything they deserve, not just in the regional platform, but the national and international platforms as well,” Mariam added.
She said she was herself inspired by Licha Thosum from Itanagar, who was the first runner-up in the Mega Miss North East 2016.
Mariam said she has always been a decent student and a good multi-tasker. “Maintaining a balance between my responsibilities as Mega Miss North East and a student will not be a difficult task,” she said.
The youngest of nine siblings and daughter of retired police officer Chatu Longri, Mariam won the coveted Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018 title at the grand finale of the event held in Guwahati on 30 June.
Mariam’s mother Rina Longri runs an NGO. Her family belongs to the Tangsa community.