Koovagam beauty pageant crowns diversity

The pageant not only celebrates beauty but also serves as a platform for empowerment and social acceptance for the transgender community.
Koovagam beauty pageant crowns diversity
Sriram R

VILLUPURAM : In a vibrant celebration of inclusivity and tradition, the district hosted the 21st edition of the annual Koovagam beauty pageant on Monday. The event, renowned for its unique cultural significance, witnesses participants from the transgender community come together from various states to showcase their talents, beauty, and grace.

Higher education minister K Ponmudy, along with former district chairperson K Janagaraj, district chairperson Kalaiselvi Prabhu and other officials took part in the event held on the municipality ground. The pageant not only celebrates beauty but also serves as a platform for empowerment and social acceptance for the transgender community.

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Organised by the South Indian Association for Transgender Persons Trust, the pageant featured various rounds, including traditional attire, a talent showcase, and a question-answer segment. Participants displayed their skills in dance, music, and other performing arts, captivating the audience with their charisma and confidence.

"Beyond the glitz and glamour, the Koovagam beauty pageant holds a deeper significance, promoting understanding and acceptance of gender diversity in Indian society. It serves as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage and inclusivity that defines Tamil Nadu," said Minister Ponmudy on the occasion.

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