We should cel­e­brate in­ner beauty

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Ithink beauty pageants should be banned be­cause they spread a wrong mes­sage to the youth. Young peo­ple be­come ex­tremely con­scious about outer beauty, when in fact there should be plat­forms that cel­e­brate in­ner beauty. In to­day’s world, there is so much hype about outer beauty, whereas there are other con­tests like quiz com­pe­ti­tions and tal­ent shows that al­low con­tes­tants to com­pete on skill and tal­ent. But no me­dia cov­er­age or hype is created around them, which is much more im­por­tant be­cause such con­tests can help cre­ate a bet­ter world. I know be­ing pre­sentable is im­por­tant but such pageants dis­cour­age peo­ple who might be born with dis­abil­i­ties or might look dif­fer­ent.

Even the def­i­ni­tion of beauty seems to be very lim­ited and you can­not judge beauty on such lim­ited fac­tors. In­stead, they should open the con­test to women of all body types. They also do not pro­mote a healthy life­style. As for the hu­man­i­tar­ian work as­so­ci­ated with beauty con­tests, I think it is more of a mar­ket­ing tech­nique be­cause if they re­ally want to pro­mote char­ity work, they should in­vite those peo­ple who are suc­cess­fully run­ning NGOs in their coun­try to en­cour­age peo­ple to do char­ity work. From Ms Te­jaswini Gadekar Web de­vel­oper liv­ing in Dubai

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