Thursday, 7 July, 2022

RMP provides relief for 200 transgender people in Rajshahi

RMP provides relief for 200 transgender people in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) has provided relief assistance to 200 transgender people aimed at mitigating their financial hardships caused by the adverse impact of the corona pandemic.

Each of them was given a food package containing 10 kilograms (Kgs) of flour, 10-kg of rice, two-kg of potato, one-kg of salt and 500 gram of edible oil, reports BSS.

The RMP authority distributed the food items at the premises of its under-construction headquarters building on Wednesday through maintaining health rules to contain corona spread.

RMP Commissioner Abu Kalam Siddique distributed the relief materials among the socially excluded people saying the beneficiaries should lead their life in disciplined ways.

RMP Additional Commissioner Mazid Ali and Deputy Commissioners Rashidul Hassan and Sazid Hossain were present on the occasion.

Abu Kalam Siddique said the present government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given recognition to the transgender population as third gender community side by side by ensuring voting rights to them. With this breakthrough, this population can avail all the public sector legal privileges, he added.

He said the present government is very positive towards solving all the existing problems of the Hijra community. He urged the advantaged people to change their attitude toward the transgender and demanded quota for them in the education and job sectors.

Kalam Siddique said concerted efforts of all government and non-government entities concerned can be vital means of mainstreaming the transgender population through proper rehabilitation.