Gawai Dayak used to be a very special festival celebrated by the Dayak communities from Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu ,Murut,Kelabit ethnic in Sarawak. The Festival to the dayaks is specially to celeberate the the products especially padi from the farm at the end of the farming season. In conjunction with festival, the Bidayuh working committee was formed to organized Bidayuh Beauty Pageant for 2014 (Dayung Sangon Gawai beauty Pageant). The competiton was open to all Bidayuh participants throughout the State of Sarawak in which more than 50 Bidayuh beautiful ladies took part for the preliminary round held at Eastern Mall in Siburan .Out of that 12 beauties were selected for final round held on 24 May 2014 at DBNA Multi purpose hall .The function was held in conjunction with Gawai Night dinner and attended by state and federal ministers.
During the grand final Miss Elisslee Lessiana from Serian won the first place while Jacklyn Ayong came runner up and Iesha Bezzani was second runner up .
Dayung Sangon Gawai beauty pageant will be organize as annual event for the Bidayuh community as the main highlight to mark the annual festival.
The 2015 is going to be a special year for Bidayuh community as DBNA will be celeberating its 60th anniversary. Many events has been planned to mark the special occasion which its grand finale will expected to be held in August.
To all our friends out there please check with DBNA headquarters on 082-256163 about the ongoing events.
Joseph Beron – DBNA Publicity Chief