2013 Bala My passion 13Bala

My Life, My Passion: Love for the Gender – Lakshmi Tripathi

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi gave an inspirational session to children about “Transgenders” and removed the misconceptions about them. She taught them to never make fun of people especially those who are a little different, and that they also have a right to education, all that society offers and to be given their due. The children were also urged to accept their friends as they are and not try to change them. They were advised to have trust and faith in themselves, encourage a positive attitude and not let negativity enter their minds. Lakshmi also danced upon the request of the campers.


She showed us that Hijras were not less than us. – Hrishikesh . G. Menon

This aunty was one of the most inspiring people who came here, who fought against all prejudice and rude comments. Such a wonderful figure. – Madhav Govind

I have never seen a transgender person in real. I was happy to see her. – Jayasudha

She was confident and she knows how to be in balance. – Ayush R

I don’t have words to says about her confidence and self-control and I would surely practice the self-control. – K Gayathri

I will not let others tease at transgender people. – S Atchaya

We should not hate anybody. First, we have to keep faith that ‘I can and I will’. – G Preethi

She is a very inspirational transgender. – S.T.Aadithya Narayanan

Even though she was a transgender, she did not feel bad about it. She decided to do good work for her society. She is a good dancer and she studied well too. I was very inspired by her. – M . Subash

I learned here that we should not hate others. (Adwstha Sarva bhutanam..) – Vishnu Sankar C

She inspired me a lot. When the other women like her were afraid to stand in the society, she was not afraid to stand in the society. – Inesh Abisha S

This was the most inspiring “star sessions” of all!! I never had even dreamt that such a person would inspire me to such an extent. After her session, I’m sure I will be more focused on achieving my goals. My confidence in myself also got improved. – Chitkala S

A role model to all, teaching how to face difficulties without hesitation. -Divyadayanand

I came to know the importance of education in every one’s life. – Divya.R

Through this session, I learnt not to tease anyone. – Sanjan C S

Talking to Ms Lakshmi was the first time that I talked to a transgender. She made me realise the difficulties that they face in the community. She has achieved success by concentrating on what she is doing. Now, I have a different viewpoint about transgenders. – Rishika Rajkumar

If someone is missing something, in some other way they would have something special in them,I swear. – P. Anandh Krishna

The way she doesn’t allow what people say to affect her really inspired me. – Vaishnavi G

I loved her. ‘Do good by being yourself’, I learned this. – Shivankari. P. R

She is a nice personality. I learnt to respect parents and to have courage in life. – P.Palani Pushpam

She proved that hard work and self-confidence can take people to great heights. – Greeshma P

Nothing is impossible when we believe in ourselves. – Athmika Prajesh

I now understand the agony of transgenders and she also does not fear. – Shantanu Sriranjan.B

She taught us how to be firm in life. – Akash P Rajan

Taught us how tough it is to be a transgender. – P. Mukundh Krishna

It was very useful as I understood the problems facing the Hijra community. It created more awareness in me. – Rahul. C. M

I like Lakshmi Tripathi very much. From her, I understood that we should have faith in ourselves. – Amrita S

Her speech and her life teach a lesson to us that “We should not be depressed about how we look. We should make people look us!!” and I’m really inspired by her speech. – P.Surat Kumar

Inspirational transgender woman. We learnt how to face problems in different situations and to solve them. – M. Kousalya

Though she was a DIFFERENT KIND OF person, she had her focus right, studied well, never cared about others’ comments on her and that was good. – K.Jayapreethi

I simply love her self confidence. – Mrinalini Ashok

She taught us how to face problems in our lives and to be courageous. – B. Bhuvanesh

Her respect for parents, respect towards dance and her respect towards studies made me salute at her. – M.Rithikaa

From her, I got a message that ‘Whatever happens to us we should not stop studying’. – K.R. Dhanush

She is a transgender who showed that education saves our lives. – Chaaran . A

Being a Hijra is not easy. Yet she fought against all odds and taught us the importance of education.
– Bharath Biju

She made us realize that we must treat everyone the same. – Shree Rengan.S

We came to know about the feelings of a transgender. And while many transgenders were afraid to come out of society, we were straddled when we saw a transgender as an actress. We enjoyed the session with her. Thanks. – Srinath. S