After winning the tiara as the Femina Miss India (East), Darjeeling girl Sagarika Chhetri said she wanted to make the youth of her home town, and the North East in general, proud.
A total of around 700 schoolchildren from different parts of the country will be showcasing a variety of cultural items.
Power Grid Corp chief RN Nayak has said that power supply will be restored by 7 pm in most of the major cities hit by grid failure.
The entire northern and eastern India faced blackout on Tuesday afternoon after the power grid serving the two regions failed within minutes of each other.
Country`s northern and eastern plains continued to reel under the heat wave, with the mercury settling above the normal mark at several places.
The summer sun scorched the north and east of the country where the temperature at most places climbed above 40 degrees celsius.
Victims of the devastating cyclonic storm in north Bengal, east Bihar and Assam, which left more than 120 people dead and several thousand homeless, are yet to receive basic relief.
Five people died on Tuesday due to
sunstroke as heat wave continued to sweep northern and eastern
regions of the country with mercury staying several notches
above normal at many places.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai