The most-anticipated show during the Koovagam Koothandavar Festival is the fashion show ‘Miss Koovagam’ which saw a transgender from the neighbouring State of Andhra Pradesh winning the title on Monday evening.
Founder AISMK Sarath Kumar and his wife and party women’s wing secretary Radhika Sarath Kumar and TV personality Prithiviraj alias Babulu chaired the function.
The participants in the show were attired in fine clothing and donned jazzy jewellery. They walked the ramp in style and impressed the gathering of transgenders.
P Kajol, a transgender and president of Social Action For Emanicipation (SAFE), Tiruchy, said,”This is a special Koovagam Festival for us, as this is the first Koothandavar Festival we are celebrating after the Supreme Court declared us as the third gender.”
She said,” Sarath Kumar, the actor-politician, has been supporting the transgender community and as an actor, he had floored us by accepting to play the role of a transgender in Muni-II.”
Sathana from Andhra Pradesh got the first prize in the fashion show, while Aishwarya from Erode bagged the second prize and Namitha from Chennai the third.
The first three prizes awarded to Miss Koovagams are silver crowns worth `10,000, `8,000 and `6,000, respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Sarath Kumar and Radhika Sarath Kumar thanked Kajol and all the transgenders who made the function a success.