Preparing for the world stage

Reigning Miss India (Earth) Amruta Patki is back to school, literally. As days to the Miss Earth contest draw near, she is spending more time learning about solar energy and environment than listening to music — her favourite indulgence. However, she takes the labour in her stride. It is too less a price to pay for the Miss India crown and who knows another one… if all goes well! In Chandigarh to hand out degrees to students of the National Institute of Fashion Design today, the Marathi lass spoke in a familiar tone — a tone which most Miss Indias tend to acquire post pageants.
Reigning Miss India (Earth) Amruta Patki arrives in Chandigarh for the NIFD convocation on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan