Rubaru Mr. India organization revealed the names of Top 16 candidates that performed exceptionally well in the online interview segment of the pageants. The candidates were revealed for the months of September and October. The list of Top 16 candidates was released in random order. The Top 16 candidates in this segment were only selected based on their interviews. No other activity or assignment or any other parameter was taken under consideration while selecting the Top 16.
Below is are the names of the candidates, in random order. who made entered the Top 16 set of the interview segment of Rubaru Mr. India 2020-21.
- Tumken Sora from Arunachal Pradesh.
- Akshay Ahlawat from Haryana.
- Rendel Ferros from Goa.
- Ankit Sharma from Jammu and Kashmir.
- Ritik Khanna from New Delhi.
- Sarath Manoharan from Tamil Nadu.
- Shouryaditya Singh from Jharkhand.
- Vivek Singh from West Bengal.
- Songashim Rungsung from Manipur
- Armaan Hakim from Maharashtra.
- Bharat Prem Chand from New Delhi.
- Jedroy Dacunha from Goa.
- Dr. Gaurav Sharma from Haryana.
- Gopinath Ravi from Tamil Nadu.
- Tseteej Shiwakoty from Sikkim.
- Gulfam Ahmed from New Delhi.
In this segment, each candidate was judged on his thought process; how well he was able to convey his thoughts with confidence; his vision; his ability to think and deliver an answer that reflected his past experiences and his strong will and how well the supporters and well-wishers of all the candidates were able relate themselves to them. Empathy and respect for others are two of major qualities that a Rubaru Mr. India must embody. These were the 16 candidates who did exceptionally well in fulfilling most of these areas.
As mentioned by the Rubaru Mr. India organization, there was a very close call for all the candidates as the difference between their points was very less. This list may change for coming months as the difference in grand total score was very less for a few candidates who did not enter the top 16.
The finale of the contest has been moved to next year and there will be a combined event for the years 2020 and 2021. The pageant will be titled as Rubaru Mr. India 2020-21 and the winner of the event will hold the title for 2 years i.e. 2020 and 2021. The winner and tops placers of the pageant will get the opportunities to represent India at some of the most well-established and prestigious international pageants and modelling competitions.