Odisha Transgenders to take part in Independence Day Parade


Odisha first state in India Transgenders to take part in Independence Day parade during the State-level function.

Home Department has forwarded a request from Transgender Surakshya Trust, parent body of the community, to the Twin City Police Commissionerate in this regard.

General secretary of Transgender Surakshya Trust Pratap Sahu said the parent body has been taking part in socio-cultural programmes to raise awareness about various issues. That is why we are interested to take part in the I-Day parade to give strong social messages on gender discrimination, rights of transgenders and environment protection.

A unit of 30-members of the transgender community has been carrying out practice so that once it gets the nod, it can put its best foot forward.

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The State Government has also decided to appoint them as jail warders in the prisons as per the Supreme Court directive.