India’s Pankaj Kharbanda has been honored with the Best National Director award for the year 2021. A national director is a beauty pageant director or organizer. Pankaj was bestowed with this honor for his significant contributions to the Indian male pageant industry. He was announced the winner of this prestigious award at the world finals of the 2021 Mister Model International championship culminated on October 9, 2021 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Pankaj Kharbanda is the vice president of India’s biggest male pageant – Rubaru Mr. India. He is responsible for reforming the face of Indian male pageant industry and introducing several new concepts and changes in the Rubaru Mr. India pageant. Under his leadership, the pageant attained newer and innovative heights and thus, he was conferred with Best National Director award for 2021.
While speaking about his accomplishment, he took to social media and mentioned, “It is such a great honor for me to receive the Best National Director award for the year 2021. I would like to thank Mr. Luis Trujillo, the founder and president of Mister Model International Pageant for recognizing and acknowledging my work, and considering me worthy enough of this award. A big thanks to all the Indian representatives to Mister Model International Pageant, it’s your remarkable performance that brought our nation this award. This award belongs for my country, India and all my supporters and admirers, who supported me throughout the journey. Thank you so much.”
About the pageant – Rubaru Mr. India: Rubaru Mr. India is India’s biggest and oldest running annual male pageant. The pageant was created by Sandeep Kumar in the year 2004, and Pankaj Kharbanda is the vice president of the organization. Rubaru Mr. India pageant contributes more than 70% to the Indian male pageant industry. It holds the record of producing the maximum number of international male pageant award winners and placement holders of Indian origin. This year (2021), the pageant produced 13 titleholders and more than 30 special award winners. This was the maximum number of titleholders ever to get selected in the history of Indian pageantry. Rubaru Mr. India organization is associated with the maximum number of international pageants and modelling competition in India.