RAJSHAHI, June 15: Transgender people have started getting skill development training here for improving their living and livelihood condition.
Department of Social Service (DSS) organised a 50-day long training for them in its regional training centre in the city on Tuesday. On the occasion, the department hosted an inaugural session in conference hall of deputy commissioner (DC) office.
DC Kazi Ashraf Uddin addressed the session as chief guest with Rubina Yeasmin, deputy director of DSS, in the chair. Social worker Shaheen Akhter Rainy and Paba Upazila Social Service Officer Kazi Abu Taher 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 Kazi Ashraf Uddin said the present government is very much positive towards solving the problems of the hijra community. He urged people to change their attitude towards the transgender people and demanded quota for them in education and job sectors.
He said general people have a very narrow mindset regarding genderless people, and they should change their mentality.
The training will help the extremely excluded population gain self-confidence.