I am Pramila Prakash, Mrs India 2017 finalist from Karnataka. My age is 59 years. Firstly, I would like to thank you for this great opportunity and giving me the path & platform to realize my dreams. I will do my best to get respect and recognition to MRS INDIA.
- What motivates you to get of your bed in the morning?
The urge to do something new in life, achieve bigger heights and live life king-size is what motivates me every single day.
- Your most memorable moment with Mrs India 2017
The entire journey of Mrs India, until now, has been very memorable for me. Starting with the Auditions, every step in this journey has brought out the best in me with a lot of excitement, anxiety and taking me closer to realizing my dream. In this entire journey, if I were to pick one single moment as the most memorable one, then it will undoubtedly be the moment when I was crowned “Mrs India Karnataka 2017”.
- If you can be swap a role of one person from Family, who would that be & why?
The one person whom I look up to and have always wanted to be like is my husband, Prakash. He is ever positive, very courageous, and bold in whatever he does. Fear is the one word that has no meaning in his dictionary. I have followed in his footsteps and pushed myself to be like him and this is where I am after 36 years.
- What do you do when you are not working?
I am a home maker and not a working professional. But this hasn’t stopped me from involving myself in several social activities and to nurture and better my hobbies and passion. I have learnt a lot of art and craft works like Tanjore Painting, Oil Painting, Bonsai, Ikebana, Sand Art and many more. I have also taught these arts to many students. I am the Founder-President of Sneha Mahila Veeragase Thanda(R), a professional all-women’s veeragase troupe and given over a 1000 performances. I am actively involved in a woman’s trust called Sneha, for the last 25 years and currently serving as the Trustee of the same. Through this trust, I am involved in several social activities. I have also been an active member of Lions Club – Yelahanka, through which I have participated in organizing blood donation camps, Dr. Modi Eye Camp, mass marriages. I take part in car rallies and marathons that are held to create social awareness like breast cancer awareness, world environment day and so on.
- How would you like to describe yourself in one word and why?
I would like to call myself “A fountain of Inspiration”. I have always lived my life to be a good example to my daughters, friends and the people around me. I believe in being positive in any situation and spreading that positivity to everyone around me. I encourage and help people to do what they want, actively participate in everything. I always encourage people to overcome their fears and move ahead in life. This nature of mine has helped me earn a lot of friends, in all these years.
- Who inspires you and why?
“Art” is the biggest inspiration in my life. It is this artistic inclination of me which motivates me to see newness in life. Art has been the preface to all the achievements in my life.
- What is your favourite quote and Why?
I believe in the famous and meaningful quote of Vishwaguru Basavanna “Work is Worship”. I give my 100% to whatever work I do and believe that it is always best to work than speak. By talking we can only gain people’s attention but by doing real work, with full dedication, we can win hearts. This saying has been the guiding light of my life.
- What is your favourite outfit?
The traditional Indian Saree or Seere, as it is known in Karnataka, is my favourite outfit. Because it symbolises our tradition, culture and upsurges the beauty and respect of women.
- If you want to go on a vacation, what would be your plan?
I love travelling. I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and to lot of other countries. I like travelling with my husband and like to visit places or countries which are culturally diverse. Also, I prefer to plan my vacation well in advance by knowing everything about the place.
- What is your spiritual practice?
It is my strong belief that a person who is spiritually strong and stable can achieve anything in life. I begin my day by performing “Shiva Pooje” and spend some time meditating in silence. I find my spiritual solace in charity, by doing “Annadana” (Feeding the needy) and “Vidyadana” (Providing for education of the lesser privileged).