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MISS WORLD PANJABAN - 1998
Most charming and stunning Sukhlina Minhas from Ludhiana, standing 5'6 in her toes, 20 year old , convent educated and a BBA student won the prestigious title of Miss PANJABAN held at Punjabi Bhawan , Ludhiana on 2nd Oct 1998 .
A badminton player and an excellent classical dancer Sukhlina scored the best amongst the screened 16 participants from Northern India. She stunned the audience by her mystifying charm and proved to be a perfect blend of beauty and brains. She impressed the jury the most with her talent, traditional looks and dance. She performed a dance on the tunes of the song "Lal Ghagra Saleti Chadar Kurti Shahi Di" sung byAsha Bhosle.
After winning the title she visited Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand to spread the warmth, love and affection related to Punjabi Culture amongst the masses. The President of Singapore honored her as the cultural ambassador for her contribution to Punjabi Culture. Presently she is doing her Post graduation in NIFT at New Delhi. .
Ravdeep Ruby, a 5' 6" tall beauty and a B.Sc. student from Moga bagged the title of 1st runner up. She danced on the tunes of the song "Nachna Mai Ghund Kadke".
The 2nd runner up Amandeep Boparai a 5'4" tall ETT student of Jagraon danced on the tunes of the song "Katia Karun Teri Roon".
World famous Punjabi Singer Hans Raj Hans was the guest of honour on this occasion and he was awarded "Sabhiacharak- Doot" award for his contribution to our Punjabi Culture .