Garvotsav “Chandigarh Pride 2019”: CHANDIGARH: More than 250 people marched from Panjab University to Sector 17, asserting the transgender sexual identity while holding rainbow flags and echoing the slogans of inclusivity.
Several organisations, including Canadian Embassy, Hamsafar Trust, Harmless Hugs, FPAI and Keshav Suri Foundation, collaborated with the NGOs for the walk.
The walk focused on creating awareness about transgender rights, inclusivity and acceptance. Dhananjay Chauhan, first transgender student of Panjab University participated in the walk. Consul General of Canada Mia Yen shared: “We are here to promote transgender rights, which are the basic human rights.”
The Humsafar Trust staged a play, ‘Astitva’, exploring the emotional and psychological dilemma of a transgender person. 10-member transgender giddha group ‘Tiranjan’ from Nawanshahr, Punjab also showcase their talent. One of its members, Sonia, said: “We support our living with giddha and jaago functions. This giddha group has kept our dera going for the past eight years.
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