Poojakali Wins the Elephant Beauty Contest


31st Dec, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


CHITWAN, Dec 31: The 14th Elephant festival held on 26th December at Ratna Nagar, Chitwan has come to an end. The contest was held for 5 days which included various competitions like fast walk, painting, football, and polo. The title of the Elephant beauty contest was won by the elephant Poojakali. The main aim of this competition is to attract tourists.

Poojakali won the title by securing 78.7% out of 100.She won the competition by defeating 20 other contestants. According to the program coordinator Deepak Bhattarai, she was selected for the title of the basis of her cleanliness and discipline.

Besides the main title, other contestants too were awarded on the basis of some titles. Poonamkali won the painting competition by defeating her competitors. The artistic paintings were drawn in the body of elephants by mautes. Similarly,for the fast walk competition, Lakikali of Tourism Bank, Ektakali of Himalayan Social Journey and Anarkali of Coca-Cola company won the first, second and third position respectively.

The football competition of calves held on Saturday was won by the calves of CG group, which defeated Kumara Bank by 3-0. As mentioned by Regional Hotel Association’s General Secretary Ghimire, “This type of competition for wildlife is a source of attraction for the tourists.”