“Change should take place from the family, until then its difficulty for the society to accept us the way we are”, said Ramya, member of Lingatwa Alpasankyata Samudaya Sangha.
Mangaluru: The Department of Mass Communication in association with ‘Arivu’ YuvakendraBantwal (NGO) organized a program ‘Dhwani’,’ at St Aloysius College on 6th April 2015 at Eric Mathias Hall. This programme was conducted to raise awareness on sexual minorities.
Programme was inaugurated by Nadamani Nalkur president of ‘ Arivu’ Yuva Kendra, Bantwal who also addressed the gathering with his keynote speech he said, that the difference between the male and female is been followed from the years ago, which opposes the society to accept the transgender in practice. He also said that in the overview of mythology like Ramayana, Mahabharata there was more respect for the transgenders than now.
Dr Poornima J, MBBS, MS, Gynecologist/Obstetrician, addressing the transgenders said health should be the first priority for them and she also provided them an opportunity to meet her personally and discus their health issues.
Praveen Nikhil, coordinator of Lingatwa Alpasankyata Samudaya Sangha, stressed on how the society needs to change their perspective of thinking. His team comprising of Ramya and Prashanth addressed the audience regarding the challenges faced by them and other sexual minorities.
The event ended with a vote of thanks and giving away of the memento which was followed by an open forum where the audience interacted with Praveen Nikhil and his team.
Chengappa A.D, Event Guide, Vishal Nayak HOD of Mass communication, Fr William Marcel and Juby Thomas faculty of Mass Communication. Pragati A.S and Pujya Shetty, event co coordinators of Mass Communication were present.