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July 26th and 27th


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. India International®

Sanika Lahane

People's Choice Award

1.Tell us why anyone would want come to your hometown?
India is a land that truly has it all - from captivating cultural experiences to awe-inspiring historical sites. But the real draw? The warmth and hospitality of the people. Here, guests are treated like family, or as we say, "Atithi Deva Bhava" – meaning treat guests as divine beings. Visitors can expect the utmost respect, love, and care, creating an unforgettable journey that immerses them in the rich tapestry of Indian traditions and the unity that defines this remarkable country.

2.What are the (2) most important things in your closet and why?
My closet holds two truly cherished items - my cozy Disney blanket and a special silver anklet gifted to me by my parents. The Disney throw instantly wraps me in comfort and joy, as Disney has always been a huge part of my life. The anklet, given when I moved to United States for school, is a constant reminder of my parents' love and support, making me feel their presence even when they're not physically here. These sentimental pieces hold immense personal significance.

3.What do you love to cook and why?
Baking is my passion because it allows me to express my creativity and make my loved ones feel truly special. I adore crafting personalized cakes that capture their essence - whether it's a 3D design of their favorite hobby or a symbolic element of their personality. Seeing the delight on their faces when they receive these custom creations is so rewarding. Baking is my way of saying, "I see you, and you matter to me.

4.If you had an extra hour each day, what would you do?
If I had an extra hour each day, the first thing I'd do is take a step back and really think about how I'm spending my time. I'd make a mental checklist of the things I was able to accomplish that day - the ways I was able to make a difference, even in small ways. And just as importantly, I'd reflect on anything I could have done better or differently to have a more positive impact. That extra time for self-reflection would help ensure I'm making the most of every day and not leaving any room for regret.

5.Describe the dirtiest job you have ever had to do?
Growing up as the oldest sibling and cousin, I was pretty much the designated babysitter of the family. And let me tell you, that was no easy task! Changing diapers, cleaning up spills and sticky messes - it was the dirtiest job I've ever had to do. But taking care of my younger family members, seeing their little faces light up, cultivated this deep maternal instinct and love in me. As tough as the dirty work was, it was so rewarding to ensure their comfort and wellbeing. That experience taught me invaluable lessons about selflessness and the joy of caring for those you hold dear.

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