The Miss MalaysiaIndian Global (MMIGLOBAL) personal empowerment pageant was conceived by Pushparani Thilaganathan in the year 2000 as a social development programme targeting young Malaysian women of Indian or part of Indian descent (at least one grandparent descending from the Indian Ocean).
Unlike other conventional pageants, the Miss MalaysiaIndian Global pageant’s primary thrust is the personal and professional enhancement of the Malaysian woman of Indian descent. The pageant identifies and nurturers girls to become inspirers and mentors in Malaysia and globally through its cross culture volunteer programmes. The pageant focusses less on beauty and physique and more on the overall devlopment and presentation of the women. Held on a national scale, the pageant is a finely etched programme that draws participants from all corners of Malaysia and audiences from across the segments.The Grandfinals is a pioneering event filled with glamour and world-class presentation.
ORGANISOR – MMICARE ASSOCIATION
The pageant is organised by MMICARE Association, a women volunteer organisation, established in Year 2002. The Grandfinals is MMICARE Association’s annual fundraiser which benefits its GIFT HER WITH LIFE FUND. MMICARE Association is an active member of the international grouping Asia Pacific Community Engagement Network (APUCEN), National Council of Womens Organisation Malaysia (NCWO) and the School of Biological Sciences, University Sains Malaysia.
The annual Miss MalaysiaIndian Global grandfinals is audited by PriceWaterHouse Coopers and partnered by ASTRO.
BENEFICIARY – GIFT HER WITH LIFE FUND
The main beneficiary of funds raised from the annual Miss MalaysiaIndian Global grandfinals is the GIFT HER WITH LIFE FUND. The GIFT HER WITH LIFE FUND offers no obligation scholarships to Malaysian girls of Indian descent in public universities. The GIFT HER WITH LIFE FUND also supports our signature Personal Empowerment Programme (PEP) workshop and Inspire&Upgrade camps for girls aged 14-28years. The GIFT HER WITH LIFE FUND also supports a DayCare programme for 61 children from dysfunctional families in Kapar, Selangor.