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Don't get bogged down by ridicules, SP tells transgenders

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Focus on integration of transgenders into the normal stream

BROADENING VISTA: R.Lalitha Lakshmi, Superintendent of Police, speaking at an awareness programme on integration of transgenders in the city on Wednesday . — Photo:R. Ashok.
BROADENING VISTA: R.Lalitha Lakshmi, Superintendent of Police, speaking at an awareness programme on integration of transgenders in the city on Wednesday . — Photo:R. Ashok.

Transgenders should not give room for any negative feeling and realise their potential to strive to be economically independent, R.Lalitha Lakshmi, Superintendent of Police, Tiruchi, said on Wednesday.

Transgenders should not get bogged down by ridicules and instead develop a positive attitude and move forward with determination to attain success in life , Ms. Lalitha Lakshmi said at an awareness programme on integration of transgenders into the normal stream organised by the Social Work Department of the Holy Cross College here.

Stating that all sections of the society faced insecurities in their life, Ms. Lalitha Lakshmi said transgenders should make use of the progressive measures initiated for their welfare and strive to improve their economic lot.

If you have the conviction and put in necessary effort you can also achieve, Ms. Lalitha Lakshmi told the participating transgenders. The law treated all equally, she added.

The college principal Rev. Dr. Sr. Jeusin Francis said every individual had innate talent which should be realised. Ms. Anita Sharon, Assistant Professor, Social Work Department spoke.

Social Work students from city colleges took part.

A short film depicting the plight of a transgender was screened on the occasion.

Transgenders narrated their experiences in society at the function.

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