Padmini Prakash has broadcast every night since August 15th, fittingly so as that’s India’s independence day.
Her presence on the nightly Lotus News gives cisgender people a chance to realize just how much we have in common. What better place to do that than on prime time?
And she is thrilled with her new job, BBC News reports, not only because she is on air at prime time, but also because it is making a world of difference to her and her community.
“I am so happy. The message has gone all over India and the internet,” she says.
According to one estimate, India has about two million transgender people and most live on the fringes of society, often in poverty, ostracised because of their gender.
The two men were returning home after work a few months ago when they came across some transgender people being treated badly. They felt the negative social attitudes had to change and discussed it with their management.
“Our chairman Gks Selvakumar accepted our idea to give an opportunity to a transgender to be a news presenter,” Mr Kumar said.
This Creates a History in the Television Media Industry. News Bulletin Presented by Transgender P.PADMINI. Lotus News Registers a New Milestone after Lotus-Express 500. Date of First Telecast 15th August 2014.
Lotus news is high tech and very impressive. India’s First Transgender News Anchor PADMINI PRAKASH Presents the Special News Bulletin from 07:00PM to 07:30PM IST @ Lotus News 24X7 Tamil-News Satellite Channel. Telecast Date:19.09.2014
Lotus news streams live 24/7 can be viewed here