The Indian state of Manipur has produced several prominent personalities that have excelled in a various sectors like sports, fashion, showbiz, medicine, politics and entrepreneurship to name a few. Recently, the state produced two more individuals that went on to create history in the same year. Songashim Rungsung and Momita Singha both scripted history as they became the winners of the newly introduced Best National Costume segment at national level championships – Rubaru Mr. India and Rubaru Miss India Elite. Both of them not just won the Best National Costume awards, but also went on to win the said national championships. While Songashim Rungsung became the first candidate from Manipur to win Rubaru Mr. India contest, Momita Singha became the first woman of Manipuri origin to win Rubaru Miss India Elite competition.
Coincidently, both Songashim Rungsung and Momita Singha, won the same awards and the same titles in the same year. Songashim Rungsung was elected the winner of Rubaru Mr. India contest held on April 7, 2021 in Goa. Four months later, Momita Singha was elected the winner of Rubaru Miss India Elite contest held on August 29, 2021, in New Delhi. Both – Momita and Songashim will now represent India at the international level.