Transgender and Hijra performers enthralled the audience at the main auditorium of the National Museum in the capital on Wednesday. They performed at a dance programme titled ‘Rejoice Life’.
Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bandhu) organised the thematic dance programme with the support of the International Republican Institute (IRI).The performers presented seven dances, including, Protest against Violence against Women and Gender Diversity, Rights Awareness, Covid-19 Awareness, Natural Beauty of Bangladesh, Seasonal Diversity of Bangladesh in ‘Rejoice Life’.
The performances were choreographed by prominent dancer Kabirul Islam Ratan.
Deputy Inspector General of Bangladesh Police Habibur Rahman BPM (Bar), PPM, Residential Programme Director of International Republican Institute for Bangladesh (IRI) Geoffrey Macdonald and Director General of the Department of Youth Development Akhtaruz Zaman Khan Kabir, were, among others enjoyed the programme as guests.
Artists from Sattaya (Essence of soul), a cultural group of the Bandhu, took part in the programme. Bandhu has formed this cultural group with members of Transgender, Hijra and Gender Diverse Communities.
For more than two decades, Bandhu has been working to protect human rights, improve livelihood and ensure health care services for Transgender, Hijras and gender diverse people.