Parivarthan Charitable Trust Gears up First Ever Beaty Pageant for Transgenders on Oct 14
Parivarthan Charitable Trust Gears up First Ever State Level Beaty Pageant for Transgenders on Oct 14
Mangaluru: “In less than four days from now, Mangaluru will witness something unique, and for that matter, where Mangaloreans have never seen it before, and it’s happening for the FIRST time in this picturesque Coastal City-Mangaluru- and come October 14 at 5 pm, Kudmul Ranga Rao Purabhavan, formerly Town Hall -Mangaluru, beautiful and gorgeous Transgenders from various parts of Karnataka will walk the ramp, to win the coveted title (Crown) and Sub Titles, in the FIRST STATE LEVEL PARIVARTHAN TRANSGENDERS BEAUTY PAGEANT- and this Beauty pageant is being hosted by The Parivarthan Charitable Trust in association with Fashion ABCD, V4 Channel and Mangalorean.com”, said the founder of Parivarthan Charitable Trust Violet Pereira in a press meet held at the Press Club Urwa here on October 10.
Addressing the medipersons Violet Pereira said, “Parivarthan Charitable trust, a Ray of Hope for transgenders, was initiated in 2016, and since its inception has been working for the welfare of the Transgenders. Parivarthan Trust also celebrated the World’s First “Transgenders Day” on 12 March 2017 commemorating the birthday of Ms Violet Pereira, the Founder of the Trust, and the tradition in celebrating ‘Transgenders Day’ has been continued since its inception. Last year, The Trust also hosted the FIRST ever Christmas Celebration with the Transgenders, thereby bringing the joy and fun during Christmas time among the Transgenders, and putting miles of smiles on their faces”.
Addressing the mediapersons Partner of Fashion ABCD Charan Suvarna said, “History was created in India last year in August, when India crowned its FIRST Transgender Beauty Queen in the Gurgaon, Haryana, at the “Miss Transqueen India”, which aimed to celebrate gender fluidity and enhance the profile of India’s trans community, with the winner being presented with an opportunity to represent India at the International Queen pageant in Thailand during March 2018. Locally, when one of the members of Parivarthan Trust suggested that why not Mangaluru also host such an event for Transgenders- her unique suggestion was accepted, and therefore we have this Beauty Pageant for Transgenders scheduled for 14 October 2018. The main aim of the pageant is to bring the Transgenders to the mainstream and to expose their hidden talents. Those who are winning the pageant will be sent to Singapore for the contest.”
Charan further said, “Already 40 transgenders have signed up for this unique Pageant, and extensive grooming sessions have already begun with beauticians from Heaven Rose Beauty parlour-Mangaluru at the helm of it, and the participants are getting all the training they need for the Beauty Pageant. The audition will be held on October 11 in the Mangalorean.com office and the grooming for the top 12 contestants will be held on October 12 and 13 at Hill Top, Mansion Jappinamogeru. Also added attraction during the Pageant will be dance performances by Mangaluru’s professional dance group “Sizzling Guys”, along with other entertainment. So this event will be an extravagant showbiz of all times”.
Charan also said, “We are happy to announce that the Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy has readily agreed to grace this occasion-who will be also joined on stage by Sate Ministers U T Khader and Ms Jayamala; MP Nalin Kumar Kateel; MLC Ivan D’Souza; MLA Vedavyas Kamath; MLA Dr Bharath Shetty; MCC Mayor Bhasker K; Former MLA J R Lobo; DC of DK Sasikanth Senthil; Senior Judge and Member -Secretary of District Legal services Mallanna Gowda; CEO of Zilla Panchayat Dr Selwamani R; President of Zilla Panchayat Ms Meenakshi Shanthigodu; SP of DK Dr Ravikanthe Gowda; Commissioner of Police T R Suresh; DCP Crime and Traffic-Mangaluru Police Commissionerate Ms Uma Prashanth; JD (S) MLC B M Farook; MCC Commissioner Mohammed Nazir; Information Officer-DK Ms Rohini and Transgender Rights Activist Dr Akkai Padmashali”.
Sylvia Castelino Owner of Hill Top Mansion, Jappinamogeru was also present.