1. guest-of-honour Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma (in blue) arrives

1. guest-of-honour Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma (in blue) arrives

Dressed in a resplendent black and glittery saree, Naomi Joy Sakti wowed the panel of judges to emerge as the Best Dressed Mother, beating twelve other ladies to the award.

2. bouquets of flowers for mothers

2. bouquets of flowers for mothers

3. dance performance

3. dance performance

The event, My Mother, My Universe, was a celebration in conjunction with Mother’s Day, that was organised by MBG Events, headed by Maya Malar, for the fifth consecutive year since 2012.

4. a young lucky draw winner

4. a young lucky draw winner

5. another dance presentation

5. another dance presentation

With the objective of honouring and appreciating the sacrifices and unconditional love of a mother, the evening was well-attended by families from all walks of life.

6. a group photo of all mothers

6. a group photo of all mothers

7. a scrumptious buffet dinner

7. a scrumptious buffet dinner

The occasion was graced by Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma, who donated RM7,000 to a charity event to be held on June 3, 2016.

8. treasure hunt winners

8. treasure hunt winners

9. a contestant in the People's Choice Award does the catwalk

9. a contestant in the People’s Choice Award does the catwalk

The charity, Beauty Wisdom for Single Mothers, is open to all single mothers who wish to gain beauty and grooming tips, all at no charge.

10. voting time for People's Choice Award

10. voting time for People’s Choice Award

11. a meaningful night at Royal Ipoh Club

11. a meaningful night at Royal Ipoh Club

This special session is organised by MBG Events in collaboration with Persatuan Setia Kasih Perak. It will be held at MH Hotel, Ipoh. For more information, check this Facebook Page.

12. winner of the People's Choice Awarded receives with her prize sponsored by Reuben Nagarajan of Matchbox Events

12. winner of the People’s Choice Award receives with her prize sponsored by Reuben Nagarajan of Matchbox Events

13. panel of judges for the Best Dressed Mom pageant (L-R): Mother's Love Judge Ms. Sharmisttha, Mother's Touch Judge Mr. Kunal & Mother's Hug Judge Ms. Padma Devi

13. panel of judges for the Best Dressed Mom pageant (L-R): Mother’s Love Judge Ms. Sharmisttha, Mother’s Touch Judge Mr. Kunal & Mother’s Hug Judge Ms. Padma Devi

Besides the search for the Best Dressed Mother, amidst non-stop entertainment in the form of singing and dancing, there was also a People’s Choice Award where guests voted for their favourite contestant based on the catwalk they liked the most.

14. the 13 random contestants who complied with the dress code of 'black + glitter' participate in the Best Dressed Mom pageant

14. the 13 random contestants who complied with the dress code of ‘black + glitter’ participate in the Best Dressed Mom pageant

15. Angela June performs a dance to woo the judges

15. Angela June performs a dance to woo the judges

It also witnessed honouring the oldest mother in the hall as well as mothers who were celebrating their birthday that weekend. Suffice to say that it was a most memorable evening and fun-filled, judging from the boisterous laughter from the guests.

16. Q & A session for the five finalists

16. Q & A session for the five finalists

17. and the winners are... 2nd runner-up Liza Zainudin (L), Best Dressed Mom Naomi Joy Sakti (seated) & 1st runner-up Angela June (R) with Maya Malar

17. and the winners are… 2nd runner-up Liza Zainudin (L), Best Dressed Mom Naomi Joy Sakti (seated) & 1st runner-up Angela June (R) with Maya Malar

Naomi, whose eldest sister was crowned Best Dressed Mother last year, encouraged all mothers to participate in MBG Events’ future Mother’s Day celebrations.

18 guest-of-honour Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma takes a photo with the winners and organisers

18 guest-of-honour Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma takes a photo with the winners and organisers

19. and the judges and event's organising committee

19. and the judges and event’s organising committee

The mother to three girls said, “I have participated in this meaningful celebration since its first year. I have obtained plenty of tips on child-rearing from other mothers. We have fun and yet we get to learn and network.”

20. Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma shows that she can dance too

20. Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma shows that she can dance too

21. Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma honours the oldest mother that evening

21. Manitha Neya Mamani Ratnavalli Vijayaraj Amma honours the oldest mother that evening

Check out these photos to see what transpired at the Mother’s Day celebration on Saturday.

22. the emcee takes a group shot

22. the emcee takes a group shot

23. brainchild of the event, Maya Malar of MBG Events (in gold) takes a photo with her dancers

23. brainchild of the event, Maya Malar of MBG Events (in gold) takes a photo with her dancers

Event: Mother’s Day Celebration 2016: My Mother, My Universe
Venue: Royal Ipoh Club, Ipoh
Date: 7th May, 2016
Time: from 8pm

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