YOOTS, (YOUTH ORGANIZATION ON A TRIALBLAZING SOCIETY), is a youth service centre formed on 24 September 2019, Shillong to engage the youths in the civic, cultural, social and economic life. The organization is certified under the Meghalaya Societies Registaration ACT X11 OF 1883,(NO SR/YOOTS-34/19 of 2019).
To mark the launch of the YOOTS, the organization hosted a beauty pageant entitled “Mr and Miss Earth Meghalaya 2019”.This initiative was to fortify their confidence level, develop a sense of responsibility towards oneself, culture, and country. Various courses contributes to human development, also fashion has become imperative in developing the individual wholly. The organization is focussed to involve and integrate the youths in various social spheres.
The launch of the YOOTS Organization was held on 15th November at “U SOSO THAM AUDITORIUM”, Shillong. The event was organised by Miss L. Kharkongor (Public Relations/President of YOOTS).
Thus, the event was attended by Mr S.A. Rynjah SP (City) as the Chief Guest and Dr C Varghese, the founder cum principal of Christ School International, as the Guest of Honour , and also the celebration was marked in the presence of the various local dignitaries of the state.
The winner of Miss Earth Meghalaya 2019 is Mayalangika Lyngdoh Mawphlang and the winner of Mr Earth Meghalaya Nangiohshwa Shadap, the first Runner’s Up of Miss Earth Meghalaya 2019 is Agilenna Mylliemngap, second runner’s up for Miss Earth Meghalaya 2019 is Daphisha Dkhar, first Runner’s Up for Mr Earth Meghalaya 2019 is Pankaj Rawani, and second runner’s up for Mr Earth is Saurav Pradhan. The main male and female winners received trophies, gift hampers, a sofa set from the Kharkongor furnitures and beauty voucher from Brows and lashes Salon.
Mr S.A. Rynjah SP (City) the chief guest stressed on the addictions of youths and how these programmes uplift the youths. Besides, Dr C Varghese, the Guest of Honour talked about his past experiences while he too struggled to strengthen the youths through educational system.
The main aim of the show is to present the definitive hope for designers, participants and urge the audiences to support the unrefined talents across Meghalaya.
“Mr and Miss Earth, Meghalaya”, 2019 was choreographed by Mr Christ Kurbah (Professional Model), who walked for both prominent International and National, Miss Samantha Rumnong, designs are inspired from Victorian era. Her traditional materials of Meghalaya were fused with Goth and steam punk look. Alternatively Designer, Ernieford Kharshandi designs were inspired from the astronomy and the theme is galactic occasion/red carpet. The Veteran and eminent international designer from Meghalaya, Mr Wan Kharbuli showcased his winter and traditional collections at the launch.
The participants had on their vibrant fusion traditional attire from across North East India also the models presented the designers outfit and creations to add elegance to the show.
Miss L. Kharkongor, President of the YOOTS stressed on “creating such platform so the youths are occupied and not indulged in anti social deeds besides, she added and hoped to see multiple alliances with the government, private and individuals, hoping to witness a stronger Meghalaya hereafter”.
Miss D.Kharkongor Assistant Secretary of the YOOTS stated that, “she is delighted that the young generation is provided with a platform for future intensification and the Yoots organization will support such attempt. She thus wished the participants to grab opportunities immeasurably without hesitation”.
Miss Miracle Lapang Co Ordinator from Ri Bhoi District says, “This platform’s real motive is to fuse and entwined with various cultures, languages, traditions of Meghalaya and chiefly to strengthen the youths. We are glad the organization is putting such effort”.
The celebration featured fashion shows by various upcoming and skilled designers, cultural dance by the Nongpoh Elakaship, Ri Bhoi District, singing by Ibaplielad Laloo, dancing and singing by the contestants, dance performances by the Innovative Artistic Venture school ,martial arts performance by Christ School International Solo dancer by Shivia Thapa, and rapping by Karan Dutta , food stalls and many more .The organizers of the event are young experts in their respective field and profession. Their distinctive concept has supported the show from its inception and keen on witnessing successful events in the years to come.