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Transgender rights activist walks ramp at India Runway Week

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Breaking stereotypes at the sixth edition of India Runway Week 2016 here, transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan 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-dominated society such as India, females and LGBTs are facing their social and personal 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.

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