Third Eye Summit has been held successfully on the 12th of January 2019 in the city of Kolkata amidst the galaxy of dignitaries and members of the third sex. The Third Eye Summit addressed the core issues of “The Third Gender Community” in a single day activity, with moderated panel discussions followed by a Fashion power walk, an art auction to raise funds and ended a with felicitation ceremony.
The summit is being organized by Sonalis Cubo and curated by Vayjayanti Pugalia, who is a renowned social entrepreneur working in the child skill development sector. Her successful initiatives includes Colours of Innocence, a fund raising art initiative by children for children has been widely appreciated and The Kidopreneur Summita national summit for child innovators were a major success.
Third Eye Summit is a cause to support the neutral gender, who faces hardship and challenges everyday from the mainstream of our society. The panelists comprising of community icons such as Gauri Sawant, Atri Kar and Kalki Subramium amongst others. The Moderators are Ayandrali Dutta, renowned independent journalist-writer and Dr.Sudipto Chatterjee, well known Scholar, Academician, Writer and Performer, made the day a thought-provoking day for all. Sadhan Pande, Hon’ble MIC, Consumer Affairs, Government of West Bengal inaugurated the program.
The Fashion Power Walk had renowned personalities and dignitaries from the city and community, to name a few, Shri Atri Bhattacharya, Hon’ble Home Secretary, Government of West Bengal, Shri Gautam De, Regional Director ICCR, Rudrani Chhetri, who started the first transgender model agency, amongst others walk down the ramp donning ensembles of well known designers such as Sejal Kanoi, Maliika D Verma for Shamlu Dudeja, Nandita Thirani amongst others as a show of support towards the community.
An Art Auction by Kalki Subramanian also exhibited and auctioned some of the beautiful art work as a fund raising initiative for the betterment of the community. Finally a start up pitching round witnessed entrepreneurs from the community, share their business ideas to a jury of Angel Investors. At the end of the program, leading members from the community, who are working tirelessly towards the upliftment and betterment of the community, are felicitated.