Former Miss Universe Romania Anca Verma was the chief guest of Ravan Dahan ceremony (Ravana effigy burning) at Ramlila maidan at Dwarka’s sector 13 in Delhi, on Dussehra. The event took place just a stone throw’s away from Dwarka sector 10 Ramlila grounds where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest at Ravan Dahan ceremony the same evening.
Anca Verma set fire to the effigies of Ravan, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran at an auspicious time of 7.20pm to mark the victory of good over evil and tendered a short speech in Hindi to address a crowd of 50,000 spectators who had gathered at the venue to catch a glimpse of hugely popular Anca Verma the bahu (daughter in law) of Verma Family. After her speech, the crowds cheered and shouted slogans of Jai Sia Ram (Long Live Lord Ram).
The organiser of Dwarka sector 13 Ramlila and Ravan Dahan ceremony and Matiala assembly seat candidate Suraj Bhan Shokeen felicitated Anca Verma with a Gada (mace), momento and traditional silk scarf. Shokeen is a well known political leader from Najafgarh/Matiala.
Post the ceremony Anca Verma along with her European guests, Norbert Reichart, Klaus and Abdul Gadir escorted by Suraj Bhan Shokeen mingled with the crowds who took hundreds of selfies and shook hands with Verma. A tight security cover of armed commandos and police sleuths protection team of Verma had a tough time controlling the thronging crowds.
Anca Verma is the wife of billionaire Abhishek Verma who is known globally as the ‘Lord of War’ in government and armaments circles due to his international business operations in the defence equipment sales and manufacturing in more than two dozen countries.
Before marriage, Anca Verma was a supermodel in Europe and former Miss Romania Universe. She has a huge fanbase across Europe and India where she is a well-recognised celebrity. Now Anca Verma is the Chairperson of Olialia World (FMCG multinational) owned by the Verma family. The Verma couple is also known for promoting arts, culture and traditional heritages in many countries and also donating funds for underprivileged and unresourced kids and women through association with many human rights organizations and NGOs in Asia and Europe.