The Indian Navy in association with Akshaya Homes conducted Chennai first ever Akshaya Navy Queen contest in the city. The weeklong contest concluded at the star studded Navy Ball event at INS Adyar where the final 10 contestants competed for the prestigious crown. The judges for the event were Designer Yasmin and Mr. T.Chitty Babu, Chairman and Managing Director, Akshaya Homes.
The event started with the Navy officer rolling the ball and announcing the start of the Navy Ball 2009. The event was hosted by the vivacious Cary and Rochelle who kept the audiences swing with their wit. There was also a performance by Ambili and her electrifying dance troupe during this event. DJ Walley played the perfect DJ for the evening.
- Ms. Namratha, a sociology student of M.O.P Vaishnav College was crowned the Akshaya Navy Queen 2009
- Ms. Sunaina and Ms. Kim were the 1st and 2nd runner ups respectively
The contest was open to all the beautiful young girls to display their charm and elegant personalities to win this most prestigious and coveted trophy. The contest started with the preliminary round on 19th December in Chennai Citi Centre where the final 10 contestants were selected from more than 300 entries. The contestants were then groomed by top notch industry experts for one week.
The Navy Ball and Akshaya Navy Queen contest are very prestigious events organised by the Indian Navy that is conducted in Chennai for the first time. The Navy Ball is one among other initiatives of the Indian Navy to bond with the civilian community and be seen as an approachable and helping entity.
Speaking on this occasion Commander Mohanraj said, "The Navy Ball and Navy Queen contest are very prestigious events organised by the Indian Navy and we are very proud to bring this event to Chennai for the first time. As custodians of coastal security in the country the Navy Ball is one among other initiatives to bond with the civilian community and be seen as an approachable and helping entity. We have received great response for this event this year and we hope to see more of this event in the coming years as well."
Commenting on this momentous occasion Mr. T. Chitty Babu, Chairman & CEO, Akshaya Private Ltd said, "It is a very proud moment for us to be associated with the Indian Navy and do our bit in supporting a good cause to highlight the Indian Navy contribution to the country coastal security; the Akshaya Navy Queen 2009 is our way of saluting the brave Indian Naval force and we will continue to support such initiatives in the future too."
Notes to Editor
About the Navy Ball:
Navy Ball is a part of the Navy week celebrations carried out by the Indian Navy across the country every December to commemorate the nation decisive victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak conflict. The event endeavors to bring together, a wide cross section of society ranging from policy makers to prominent industrialists, diplomats to socialites, Kollywood personalities to senior defence officials, the young and the old with the aim of strengthening the spirit of unity and national pride. Over the years, the Navy Ball has come to be a milestone on the social calendar.
About Akshaya Homes:
Founded in 1995 Akshaya is a leading player in the creation of living space in Tamil Nadu. Today fourteen years since inception, the Akshaya Group stands tall with over 148 projects (both residential and commercial) to its credit. Akshaya Homes won the CNBC /CRISIL Best Legal Systems Award 2007 & 2008 for clear title, clarity in documentation, detailed saleable area statements, nil encumbrances, sales agreement, development agreements, regulatory clearances and timely delivery. Recently they have also been awarded with the IMS and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for the safety and security of their workers thus making them the first builders in Tamil Nadu to be receiving that certification. Also Akshaya is a CRISIL DA 3+ rated company. Akshaya has also forayed into various business segments including Hospitality, IT and Commercial real estate development.