“Mr. Arunachal 2021 contest was a huge success,” said Pankaj Kharbanda, the vice president of India’s biggest male pageant – Rubaru Mr. India. Pankaj Kharbanda attended the event as the jury member, responsible for selecting the new titleholders. This year’s Mr. Arunachal championship culminated on November 7, at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Center in Itanagar. The winner of Mr. Arunachal 2021 title, Minjom Padu has received direct entry to the national finals of Rubaru Mr. India 2022 championship.
While appreciating the collective efforts put forward by the team and associates, Pankaj Kharbanda mentioned, “It was a very well implemented event. Mr. Arunachal 2021 contest was a huge success. Heartiest congratulations to the new titleholders – Minjom Padu, Tenzin Gombu and Guma Kholie. The candidates this year were very hardworking. One could see the amount of efforts they had invested to get to this level. They spoke on issues like substance abuse, importance of education and challenges faced by the youth; it vividly showed their vision and what they are capable of doing if given proper support and encouragement. From the production value of the show to the preliminary activities, everything was conducted in a well-structured manner. From the wonderful performances by the artists to the direction and choreography of the finale, every segment was remarkably good. Ankit Sharma, you did a phenomenal job as the trainer and mentor of the candidates. The host for the event, Lod Akash, who began his journey from Mr. Arunachal in 2017, did an outstanding job, keeping the show lively, and presenting it with great eloquence and composure. It was an honor for me to judge such a grand event. Thank you so much Mr. Jack Taniya Budh (chairman – Mr. Arunachal) for inviting me. A big thanks to the entire team of Aries Corps and the people of Arunachal Pradesh for the amazing hospitality and love. I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations and gratitude to Department of Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, respected ministers, supporters and partners for their significant contributions in making this event a grand success. Such generous gestures motivate the youth and encourage them to work for betterment of the society. I hope to visit Arunachal Pradesh again.”
Pankaj Kharbanda is an international award-winning entrepreneur and pageant director. Currently, based in Mumbai, he holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of London, and is serving as the current vice president of Rubaru Mr. India organization. He is the recipient of several awards and honors including the prestigious Youngest Businessman of the year award (won twice 2015 and 2017). He was recently named the Best National Director of the year in Latin America for his significant contributions to the male pageant industry.