A Valentine’s Day with third genders
A daylong Mehedi Utshab was held on the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus on Wednesday marking the Valentine's Day.
Shadakalo, a community based organization for transgender community, hosted the festival in front of JU Arts and Humanities Faculty.
Dean of JU Arts and Humanities Faculty Prof Mozammel Hauqe inaugurated the event as the chief guest at 10:00am.
Addressing the function, Prof Mozammel said, 'Transgender community is a part of our society. They are also human beings like us."
The professor thanked the transgender community members for hosting such an event on the campus and said that such programmes will raise awareness among the people and the attitude towards the third gender.
Conducted by Assistant Professor of JU Anthropology Department Rezwana Karim Snigdha, Prof Anu Muhammad, Prof ATM Atikur Rahman, Prof Firoza Hossain, Prof Shamima Sultana Laki, Prof Anwarullah Bhuyan, Assoc Prof Anan Zaman, Syed NizarAlam, Pinki Saha and Anisa Parvin Joli addressed the inaugural session among others.