Malappuram, Mar 5: Riya Isha, a transgender student of the Government college here, has created a history by performing a splendid folk dance at the University C Zone Youth festival in Tenjipalam on Monday.
It is for the first time ever in the history of the University that a third category (other than boys and girls) for the competitors was created as Transgender, enabling the registration of Riya Isha and facilitating her participation in the youth festival.
The lone contestant under the category, Riya, a first year BA Economics student, performed a splendid folk dance. The University also raised the upper age limit for the contestants to 25 to facilitate Riya's participation. The upper age gap had made Riya abstain from taking part in the University Sports Meet held recently. UNI