Jamshedpur, May 19: Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West in association with Rotary Foundation District Grant, in an effort to empower and encourage the trans gender community and help them live a dignified life provided three modern modular type ‘food carts’.
Rotary District Governor Dr R Bharat handed over the Carts in presence of Dist secretary Sanjeev Kumar, AG Amresh Sinha , Past Dist Governors , Guests and members of Rotary West and other Rotary Clubs of the town during a programme held at United Club in Bistupur on Friday.
‘We get references of Trans gender in Mahabharata but even in today’s Digital India, we do not want to give them employment, make them part of our social life and rather prefer not to talk about them’, said Dr R Bharat.
He further said that the members of the community have no choice but to beg or take up non dignified profession to make their living.
The beneficiaries of the project are Amarjeet, Rajiya Kinnar, Anandi, Sukhi Kinnar, Doli Kinnar and Mithu Kinnar.
They had expressed the need of the Carts when members of Rotary West celebrated Friendship Day with them. President of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West, Alakananda Bakshi thanked Rotary Foundation and FPAI for helping them in this project.
They will sell hot dry snacks, dry packet food items and snacks like Chat and Golgappa which will help them to start a decent living.
They’ve experience of selling food and they are sure that these will help them to empower themselves. It will also encourage others to start entrepreneurship on their own .
President Alakananda, Secretary Shweta Chand, Amitava, Aklavya , Rajender, Abhijit, Anjani, Ajay, Anil, Ruby and others helped in implementing the project.