Did you know Anukreethy Vas has worked for transgender education?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020, 08:36
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    Anukreethy Vas, who was crowned Femina Miss India 2018, is a college student from Tamil Nadu. Anukreethy Vas was born and brought up in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. 

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    She was raised by a single mother and says that it was challenging, but being strong in every situation kept them going.

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    "The challenges were there forever starting from school because I am not exactly from a city. I studied in Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), which is not really a city but I was very strong because my mother didn't let me down at any point. She used to say, 'You are a strong person. How can you cry?' and that's how she brought me up," Anukreethy told IANS.

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    "I have never seen her low. She has had a lot of problems in her own life but she never showed that to me and that is how I was brought up," she said.  

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    "Even if something troubled me, I never expressed it to another person because I feel that a smile is one thing that keeps the other person going. And this is what I learnt from her," Vas added.

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    Anukreethy calls herself a tomboy, loves to ride a bike, but more than that she is actively involved in educating transgenders.

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    "I work for transgender education. I had a transgender friend in school, whose family had abandoned her...I was helping an orphanage and NGO with the education of their children. In 2015, I joined an NGO, where the main area of work was education of transgender children. So far, we have adopted 30 transgenders and are educating them," she told IANS.

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    During the competition, Anukreethy Vas was also crowned Miss beautiful smile and won the Beauty with a Purpose award. 

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    She feels a smile keeps everyone going, a quality she has learnt from her mother, who raised her single-handedly.

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    Anukreethy stuns in a black ensemble with a quirky border. The minimal make up adds to her elegance. 

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    Soaking up the sun, Anukreethy is seen in a printed black dress. 

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    As part of a photoshoot, Anukreethy dons a raw look while she strikes a pose on a bike. 

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Miss India 2018 Anukreethy Vas feels a smile keeps everyone going, a quality she has learnt from her mother, who raised her single-handedly. The 20-year-old feels that being raised by a single mother was challenging, but being strong in every situation kept them going. She is also actively involved in educating transgenders, she told IANS. 

All photos: (Anukreethy Vas/Instagram)