RAJSHAHI: Transgender people have started getting skill development training here for improving their living and livelihood condition through income generation activities.
Department of Social Service (DSS) organised a 50-day long training for them in two trades like tailoring and beautification in two separate venues in the city. On the occasion, the department hosted an inaugural session in Shishu Academy conference hall in the city on Monday, reports BSS.
Additional Superintendent of Police Ifte Khayer Alam, Medical Officer of Civil Surgeon Office Dr Barnabas Hasdak, District Children Affairs Officer Monzur Kader, Social Worker Shaheen Akter Rainy and Social Service Officer (Registration) Dr Hamidul Islam also spoke.
The discussants stressed the need for ensuring fundamental rights, especially the health, social and legal rights of the transgender people for uplifting their living and livelihood condition.
The society, as a whole, should come forward with a positive attitude toward the extreme socially excluded people for their coexistence in society with decent livelihood.
Chief Guest Hamidul Haque said the present government is very much positive towards solving the problems of the hijra community. The present government has given recognition to the transgender population as third gender community side by side with ensuring the voting rights to them.
With this breakthrough, the population can avail all the public sector legal privileges.
The training will help the extremely excluded population gain self-confidence. After the training, each of the 50 participants will be given Taka 10,000 as training allowance.