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Transgender rights activist walks ramp at India Runway Week

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 17: Breaking stereotypes at the sixth edition of India Runway Week 2016 here, transgender rights activist Laxmi rayan Tripathi walked the ramp for jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal along with actress Mandira Bedi. With Mandira as the show stopper for Aggarwal, the show launched the designer’s new spring-summer collection “The Coeur Collectives”. “The collection comes with a social message of gender equality and sensitisation. It refers to the modification of behaviour by raising awareness of gender equality concerns,” Aggarwal said in a statement.

“In a male-domited society such as India, females and LGBTs are facing their social and persol issues. I want to bring the gender equality message through my collection,” he added. Chesi Anne Basil, a 16-year-old cancer patient, also walked the ramp for Varija Design Studio with the help of India Runway Week and Make-A-Wish-Foundation. The three-day event concludes on Sunday. (IANS)

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