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Indian Hyderabad Archdiocese provides Dry Ration Kits to transgenders

HASSS provided Dry Ration Kits to Transgender community people (Photo supplied)

Hyderabad Archdiocesan Social Service Society (HASSS) provided Dry Ration Kits to the transgenders during the Christmas celebration at Suraram, Hyderabad Archdiocese, on December 21.

“We assure this kind of support at frequent intervals, and this is not just a one-time activity. We would also start investing in the Education and Livelihood of this community people,” said Father Anthony Madanu, Executive Director of HASSS.

As an expression of sharing on the occasion of Christmas, Dry Ration Kits were distributed to 180 Transgender community people for their short-term sustenance.

Trans community people were extremely happy with the kind gesture from HASSS.

Father Madanu said on the occasion that HASSS supported the Transgender community in their struggle for equality and identity under the guidance and path-breaking decisions of Cardinal Anthony Poola, Archbishop of Hyderabad.

"It is our honor to welcome our Transgender, who have for so long been pushed to the margins, to this special celebration meant for them. Through this, we remember that Christmas and the love and hope it brings is for everyone," he stated.

Christmas cake cutting with the Trans (Photo supplied)

More than 180 transgender persons, their allies, and activists from Hyderabad in the Indian, Telagana state joined a Mini Christmas celebration.

Sri Gudimetla Hemalatha (Subashnagar Corporator) and Sri Suresh Reddy Garu were guests and interacted with the Transgender community.

Father Joji, Parish Priest of Suraram took an active part in the program.

They have organized a couple of games and sports to encourage fun and play among the Transgender Community.

Jasmine Garu the GURU of Trans people from Suraram Speaking (Photo supplied)

Jasmine Garu the GURU of Trans people from Suraram, highlighted the problems faced by the transgender Community.

The gathering of the Transgender Community also was an opportunity to interact and learn about the difficulties of Trans people.

“Although the “Trans people” were given the legal status of “third gender” in India, they are still largely ostracized and denied educational opportunities and dignified employment,” Father Madanu remarked.

The program ended with a sumptuous lunch, well appreciated by one and all from the transgender community. - By Pujitha Nagalli


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