Miss India World 2014 Koyal Rana raises hygiene and menstruation awareness

02 Aug 2020 | Camilla Suarez

Koyal Rana represented India at Miss World 2014 on 14th December 2014 at the ExCeL London in London, United Kingdom where she was placed at Top 10 at the end of the event finale. She was crowned Miss World Asia after the event.

Koyal graduated with distinction as a business student at the University of Delhi, from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and was just 21-years-old when she represented India at Miss Wolrd 2014 stage.

At the age of 19, Koyal co-founded a non-governmental organization, ‘Moksha Foundation’ and started to work for the awareness and advocating about the cause of sanitation and hygiene. In fact, Koyal won ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ project at Femina Miss India 2014 was about her contribution regarding the same under Swastha Bhavishya project.


Miss India World 2014 Koyal Rana raises hygiene and menstruation awareness


 Koyal has also visited a dozen schools to try out various methods of raising awareness about the project by using different content each time with the children to check their responses. The diva presented her project at the Miss World 2014 stage as well and won Beauty with a Purpose award becoming the third Beauty with a Purpose winner from India in Miss World.

Koyal’s “Moksha Foundation” is a project that aims to change the mindset of the society. The team works towards various issues that one may see daily at household and addresses them with an objective of creating a continuous and long-lasting change that would benefit society. The primary areas of focus are to encourage green energy production, organizing information-based awareness campaigns and focusing on individual cases related to health and legal problems. She wants to help the people who are not able to afford their basic hygiene necessities by providing them.


Miss India World 2014 Koyal Rana


Koyal is also a TEDx speaker and talks about the hygiene and menstruation awareness in the country as she feels that it is one of the essentials that needs the utmost attention. Her focus is on creating awareness among children. She explains, “There is a lack of awareness amongst children about water borne diseases caused by unhygienic conditions. The absence of clean washrooms and soap in schools are due to the dearth of available resources with the school management. And, lack of washrooms for girls in contrast to those available for boys.”

The diva recently tied the knot with Delhi-based businessman Ayush Dabas on 15th July at a farmhouse in Delhi. “Many people have been asking me if it’s an arranged or a love marriage, and I have been telling everyone that it was a destined wedding. We were introduced by our families during the lockdown and things moved fast,” says Koyal.