Transgenders' toilet inaugurated by CM Chauhan, Panchayat to be held soon.

Bhopal. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh State, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said that a grant of  One lakh fifty thousand rupees will be given by the State Government in addition to the grant being provided to the transgender by the Union Government for house construction under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Chouhan was addressing the programme held to dedicate the toilet constructed for transgenders here in Azad market of state capital,Bhopal. 

On the occasion, CM Chouhan stated that meaningful role of transgenders will be ensured in the society. Transgenders’ services will be used to communicate the message of cleanliness from door to door. Chouhan mentioned that cooperation of transgenders should be taken also to eradicate malnutrition and to spread the message of Beti Bachao Abhiyan. He further said that the administration will be instructed to take stern action against the elements who defame transgender community. He also praised the initiative of the Municipal Corporation for showing sensitivity towards the transgenders.He mentioned that transgenders’ panchayat will be organised shortly. Transgenders are respected citizens of India. The state government gives respect to them and the government will use their services in positive works.
 Displaying society’s and government’s respectful approach towards transgender community,  Chouhan honoured the representative of transgender community of Mangalwara Ustad Suraiyya Nayar and Pallavi Nayar of Budhwara presenting them bouquets and also gave them Swachhgraahi appointment cards.

Mayor Alok Sharma said that the state government is sensitive towards all the sections of the society. With the same sentiments, the Municipal Corporation has made efforts to provide quality life to the transgenders. A public toilet has been constructed for them. At the initiative of the corporation, now transgenders have also been included in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. It may be mentioned that Public utility center constructed by the municipal corporation is first toilet of the state and the country. Beside all the basic amenities, separate entrance gates have been provided for women, men, differently-abled persons and third gender in single premises.

Member of Parliament Alok Sanjar, MLA  Surendra Nath Singh, Chairman Bhopal Development Authority Om Yadav, President Municipal Corporation Dr. Surjeet Singh Chouhan, besides other corporators, officers of the corporation, members of transgender community and citizens in large number were present in the programme.

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