BHUBANESWAR: It was the grit and commitment of Odia woman, Sarita Pattnaik, which earned her the prestigious Mrs India USA title at New Jersey in December 2016.
Dedicated to the cause of underprivileged women and children, Sarita, fondly addressed as Rinki, wishes to make a noteworthy contribution to upgrade the quality of life of women.
Sarita’s focus remains on her home State where a large number of women and children are still deprived of opportunities and access to basics for leading a standard and healthy life. She was in the city on Saturday during her first visit to India after being crowned as Mrs India USA.
A mother of two, Sarita’s husband Satya works for an IT firm in Atlanta and the couple moved to USA 15 years back. Born in Bhubaneswar and brought up in Rajgangpur, Sarita’s journey to success was no cakewalk. A qualified interior designer, Sarita said it was not easy for an Odia girl stepping out of the house and participating in beauty pageants in the western world.
Her moment of truth started with the Mrs India Georgia title and Sarita would now be representing the Indian community in the USA at the Mrs India Worldwide scheduled to be held in Malaysia in October this year.
Sarita is a Graduate in Political Science and holds a Masters Degree in Interior Designing from NIFT Kolkata. She also holds the title of Mrs Best Catwalk at the New Jersey event.