We are as equal as anybody, we only ask for love and a right to live a dignified life, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.

No. PR – 244

March 31,2022

New Delhi

We are as equal as anybody, we only ask for love and a right to live a dignified life, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.

Speaking at the Transgender Leadership Conclave organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, today Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Laxmi Narayan Tripathi said that we are as equal as anybody, we only ask for love and a right to live a dignified life. The event witnessed physical participation of the community and industry stalwarts and students.

Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Laxmi Narayan Tripathi in her impactful speech talked about the history of struggles which their community faced. She quoted that ‘we are the only minority community which is very visible but treated as invisible’. More problems are faced by faced by transman than by transwomen. She mentioned that stigma and discriminations are very persistent in our society towards gender But they proved their invincibility and triumph over all the struggles they faced. We are as equal as anybody ,We only ask for love and a right to live a dignified life, said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi.

Dr. Chiranjeev Bhattacharjya, National Programme Manager at Health & Governance Unit, UNDP India talked about the landmark judgement which changed the whole scenario. Big achievement have been made by the community and for the community in the areas of skill development, health , education and many more. We do not have to stop here, there is a long way to go, We should prioritize planning and framework to strengthen Trans community and proceed further in the innovative fields for success. He mentioned that todays is a day when all stakeholders can come together and join hands towards this initiative.

Shri Pradeep Multani, President, PHDCCI in his address mentioned that Transgender Leadership Conclave is an important step towards appreciating the efforts of our transgender community who have shown courage and paved the way for the coming generations. Transgender is a person whose gender identity and psychological expression does not correspond with each other. Human existence whether physical or psychological is a diverse aspect, rather than appreciating the uniqueness of the diversity, we often treat them as inconsistent with nature. However, there is a silver lining and things have really changed over the years. People have started accepting them as part of the community now for their creativity and talent possessed as a gift of God. . After the NALSA judgement which gave trans people legal recognition, it was thought that trans people would now be treated equal by society, and this would be followed by spreading awareness through all mass media sources. They would also be given education and employment opportunities, so that they could get a respectful position in society.

Ms. Anuradha Goel, Chairperson, PHD Family Welfare Foundation in her welcome address talked about that how trans people in India have lived oppressed lives for a long time. It was only after a hard battle that they gained legal recognition. A battle which was mostly fought alone, because many didn’t understand them. Many were unaware and some even ignored their pain and problems because of transphobia. Only knowledge through awareness can end such mindsets, because of which many suffer discrimination every day. It’s time we support transgender Indians in their struggle for identity, equality and dignity. And one of the way to do it is by spreading awareness about them and the issues they face. Together, we can help each other create an equal and just society, where every human is treated humanely.

Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mr Naveen Seth, Assistant Secretary General, PHDCCI and he mentioned that this is a unique initiative taken by PHD Chamber and would work closely with Transgender Community to create an awareness in society.

Session was moderated by Mr Mayank Chhatwal, Secretary, PHDCCI

The Event was sponsored by PHDCCI’s Annual Sponsors – Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Star Wire; PG Industry; Uflex Ltd; DLF Ltd; Continental Carriers Pvt Ltd; Belair Travel & Cargo Pvt Ltd; Radico Khaitan Ltd; Jindal Steel & Power; MMG Group; Paramount Communications; Superior Industries Limited; JK Tyre & Industries Ltd; SMC Investments and Advisors Ltd; Crystal Crop Protection Ltd; Sagar Group of Industries; Samsung India Electronics; Comtech Interio; R E Rogers; AYUSH Herbs Private Ltd; Apeejay Stya Group; DCM Shriram; EaseMyTrip; Blossom Kochhar Beauty Products Pvt Ltd; Oswal Greentech; Trident Group; MV Cotspin Ltd; Synergy Environics Ltd; Ajit Industries Pvt Ltd; P S BEDI & Co.; Indian Farmer &Fertilizers Corporation Ltd; Jindal Steel; Hindware Sanitary; Modern Automobiles; Livit Ltd; Axa Parenterals; Bhagwati Plastic and Pipes Industries; J K Insurance Brokers Ltd; DD Pharmaceutical Ltd.


Warm Regards,

Media Division

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry