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Manya Singh arrives in autorickshaw for felicitation ceremony; wipes dad’s tears, takes mom’s blessing
Manya entered the ceremony proudly holding both her parent’s hands.
Miss India runner-up Manya Singh, who recently shot to fame for her inspiring success story, was on Tuesday felicitated at her alma mater, the Thakur College of Science and Commerce in Mumbai. However, what’s special is the fact that instead of arriving in some fancy car, Manya’s father rode her to the college in an autorickshaw. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old beauty queen looked ravishing dressed in a black dazzling outfit, sporting her shimmering crown and sashay. Not only that, her proud father Omprakash Singh, also led a special rally of 18 autorickshaws for the one kilometer stretch as part of the celebrations. Manya entered the ceremony proudly holding both her parent’s hands.
”Today when I was driving the auto, there was this uncontrollable happiness. I was trying hard not to cry. I remembered how I would sometimes drop her at her college. Today, I was taking her with the crown on her head. I feel I’ve got my life’s worth of happiness,” Omprakash, an autorickshaw driver, told PTI in an interview.
When she arrived at the college, she was greeted with chants of “we are proud of you Manya” from students and peers. In a symbolic gesture, Manya also made her parents wear her Miss India crown to thank them for all their sacrifices.She further touched her mother’s feet for blessings and also wiped off happy tears that rolled down from her proud father’s cheeks.
“I am fortunate to have a daughter like Manya. She struggled hard, day and night, to achieve her dream. We stood by her and gave it our all. Back then, it did look out of reach. But she did it. Now, I hope all parents encourage their daughters to touch the sky. Please support your daughters, so that they continue to dream,” her mother Manorama said after the rally.