Vidya Kamble became the first transgender woman from Nagpur to be selected as the member judge at Lok Adalat. Kamble, who’s the first in Maharashtra and mostly fourth in the country, would be a part of the 10-day pre-discussion talks of the mediating panel that aims at resolving issues between parties at National Lok Adalat. The pre-discussion talks would be held in Nagpur on February 10.
Kamble, who’s an eight standard drop out and hails from a middle class family, left her family at the age of 17 because of her sexual orientation and calls Sarathi Trust (a society for transgenders) as her home. As per The Times of India, Kamble said, “My family abandoned me, but I found a new family which is not judgmental. It is one of the primary reasons why I sit on this esteemed chair today. Every day, I meet individuals who are troubled and understanding their issues and helping them get out of it is my main job. Hence, I am able to work for reconciliation between parties and solve their matters.”
Twenty-nine-year-old Kamble while expressing her joy told Nation Next, “I’m looking forward for this great opportunity. I’ll do my best to resolve various issues. It’s a very happy feeling!”