About Me..

My story of becoming Meera Parida…

I am Meera Parida (President of Transgender Community and also a Social Activist). From Mayadhara Parida to Meera Parida,this journey was very combatants. I came across through many troubles and barriers in my life. After gone through many battle, finally I have reached this level. I always fight for transgender as well as needy people, how can they get all the rights like all other people. Now I am building an old age home. I do work on various Social activities also always for people to help them. I got an award as "Best Transgender of the year 2016". I won more than 200 awards from different organization in all over India. I am a UNDP recognized master trainer on HIV.

I think that nothing is impossible. Only It needs some effort to do it. If you want to change the society, Just change yourself. If you change yourself, your family will change. If your family change, your neighbors will also change .By this manner, Your village, block, city and districts can change. Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain and difficulty.

Personal Information

  • D.O.B.23/03/1982
  • ResidenceBhubaneswar
  • AddressPlot No: 590 Lane No: 12 Anandanagar,Palaspali
  • Email meerasakha123@gmail.Com
  • Phone+91-9438358262
  • GenderTransgender (male to female)
  • Linguistic ProficiencyOdia, Hindi, English
  • HobbiesFashion (Make Up, Styling) & Dance, Reading Spiritual Books, Social networking, Travelling.


  • Chairman, All Odisha Third Gender Welfare Trust, Bhubaneswar
  • President & Co-Founder, SAKHA-first LGBT CBO in Odisha, India.
  • Mahamandaleswar of Odisha Kinner Akhada

Aims & Objectives

To bring a change using my own Strength, Academic and professional disciplinary knowledge and skills that seeks to facilitate the Welfare of Communities, Individuals, Families, and groups which will promote Social Change, Development, Cohesion, and Empowerment.

My Journey

Meera hails from a very poor family in Odisha, reflecting unparalleled strength of character and an enigmatic personality. Meera has really come a long way-from an illiterate and rustic 'maichia' (derogatory usage for feminine men in Oriya) to one who took the torch of humanity down to Washington DC as a representative of Indian LGBT community! Meera surpassed all obstacles and has evolved as an exemplar for the LGBT Community by the dint of her hard work, determination; never say no attitude, compassion and skills of uniting and mobilizing the LGBT community and the mainstream society. Meera possesses what it takes to be a leader, and still to be one among them, to work with and for everyone!

Meera is a Graduate in Arts, possesses computer training, and several important trainings in the areas of HIV/AIDS Counselling, Community mobilization, Peer and Community Outreach, and working with LGBT community broadly.

Meera has been a champion of human rights of the deprived and disenfranchized in general and Transgenders and LGBQ community in particular. She has been actively working as a professional in the field of HIV/AIDS, health and wellbeing for past 8 years. Her journey started with working at the grassroots level, spanning across more than 150 street plays around nooks and corners of Odisha. Subsequently, she joined Sashakt project at SAATHI Odisha in 2009 where she was primarily responsible to act as a community mobilizer. In this role, she played a lead role in developing and uniting the Transgenders and LGBT community. She was responsible for field level supervision, monitoring and evaluation of field activities, collaborating and working with other CBOs and NGOs besides working on program management, report writing, and planning and implementation of project goals.

Lateron, Meera moved on to represent Sakha-premier LGBT CBO in Odisha at the Sashaktproject of SAATHI for next 5 years (2010-2015) where she was primarily responsible for community outreach, building bridges between HIV/AIDS professionals and a diverse and deprived LGBT community. She has since then been juggling many roles at once- was a President of All Odisha KinnarMahasangha (2009-16) and currently Chairman, All Odisha Third Gender Welfare Trust. She displays great courage as a spokesperson in media and press very frequently for a community struggling for their basic human rights which are violated and infringed upon day in and day out. She has been able to inspire thousands of Transgender in the state to fight and work for right to live with dignity, by being a part of short films like 'The Reel and the Real'. She has been a face of several public health related campaigns mostly focused around HIV/AIDS advocacy for example, 'friendly five Odisha'. She has channelized the energy among LGBT youth to work for the community, and to work for a dignified life, starting with employability training, gender sensitivity and health and wellbeing training, etc. She has been a master trainer in HIV/AIDS Counselling for DIVA Project, OSACS and SAATHI and thereby trained thousands of community members and students around the country, by spearheading the campaign of 'moadhikaara' (equal rights of Transgender in the society. Notably, she has been recipient of several local, national and international awards, honours and accolades including Odisha Press Academy's 'Odisha Samman 2015' and a Prestigious Fellowship (International Visitor's Leadership Program, in September-October, 2016 by U.S. Government and was hosted by Human Rights Campaign, USA to collaborate, participate and engage in their cultures and contribute back to India.

She was felicitated as BEST TRANSGENDER LEADER 2016 by NACO, UNAIDS, HIV ALLIANCE on the occasion of world aids day 2016. For her continuous work & support ton her community made her deserve to be a eminent leader of the year. Again she got BIJU PATTANAIK EXCELENCY AWARD by OODISHA INTERNATIONAL CENTER. Followed by many award like eminent best social worker award 2016 by ZKALINGA media channel. Excellent Trainer Award 2016 by NISS institutions, bbsr.


  • Attended 5 Days Training On Sex/Gender And Sexuality And Rights In Lepera Society, Bhubaneswar, and ODISHA.
  • Attended 5 Days Training On SRH And Rights In Saathii, Orissa
  • Attended Various Training Programme As A Resource Person Organize By Osacs, Ti Projects, Cbo And Other Rights Based Organization.
  • Attended 2 Days Training On Communication Training Programme Lepera Society, Orissa.
  • Attended Four Days Transgender and Hijra Work Shop in Nagpur.
  • Attended Four Days Training on Home Based Care and Support for people of HIV Organize by Lepra Society, Orissa.
  • Attended Two Days Training On Organization Development In Mumbai Organized By Infosem.
  • Attended 4 Days Training On Welfare & Development Organised By Vhs Msa Diva At Chennai.
  • Attended 3 Days Training Programme Organised By Humsafar On Human Rights At Gouhati.
  • Attended 21 days international leadership exchange program organised by Hyderabad consulate.

Political Career

She joined BJD in the presence of Party Supreme Shri Naveen Pattnik on 17th March 2019. Shri Naveen Pattnaik ji has always held TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY very close to his heart. Our CM is master in creating history and one more page he added by giving such opportunity to transgender community. Now Transgender community is a part of constitutions. Mrs. Meera Parida has been selected as State vice President of Biju Mahila dala, by Hon’ble Chief Minister of #Odisha and #BJD President Shri Naveen Pattnaik ji on 29th March 2019. It is an honour for Meera Parida to take up this responsibility. She is promise to wholeheartedly involve myself in expediting the development of ODISHA.