Hon'ble Minister Health Department, Government of Bihar Shri. Mangal Pandey along with Chief Secretary Health Department and Executive Director, Bihar State Health Committee and Additional Director Bihar State Health Committee in the presence of Bihar Government issued guidelines on 17 May 2021 that the transgender community should be easily vaccinated, on which the Bihar government, working at a rapid pace in the health department, made transgender vaccination a success. 15,947 transgender persons were given Covid-19 vaccination by the Bihar government. Four special camps were organized for the transgender community by Patna District Magistrate. The ceremony was organised to honour the valiant role each and every individual has played to make the transgender community mainstream
Bihar Pride Parade and Kinnar Mahotsav were organized by Dostanasafar organization. In pride, transgenders reach out to people with their voices and problems. At the same time, in the LGBT IQH community, the society was informed about the problems related to them through a parade. Organized by Dostanasafar Organization in 2022. The Pride Parade was postponed for the last 2 years due to the Corona global pandemic, while in 2021 the Pride Parade was held in a small way at Garima Greh premises khagaul. But the comprehensive nature of 2019 was given in 2022 by the Dostanasafar Organization, in which more than 2000 transgender people participated enthusiastically. Garima Greh Inmates and staff supported and performed in this parade. Around 2000 people from the LGBTIQHA+ community became participants. Mumbai based actress Pooja Sharma was the main attraction of this Pride Parade. Along with this, Mira Parida Social Activist and (National Counselee member for transgender persons),Transgender Activist was also present in this Pride Parade, who made this Pride Parade even more interesting and outstanding with her presence. The Pride Parade, decorated with colorful programs, saw the collaboration of Patna Women's College along with the students of Patna Women's College. Along with this, different cultural programs were also presented by the people of LGBT community. During the Pride Parade, people of the community gave different slogans talking about their acceptance in the freedom and social acceptance gender fight. The people of Bromance Club community club performed a program like flash mob and explained the importance of their existence to the people of the society. The highlights of the Pride Parade were transgender actress Pooja Sharma from Mumbai and social activist Meera Parida, who said that our importance in society is as much as men and women make us understand that we are also human and greater than humanity. And nothing happens. The way men and women have the right to live equally in society, in the same way we should also get the same rights to the people of third gender society. Whether it is about housing or whether it is about education, whether it is about employment. We are ready to work in any field. If you give us opportunity then we can work in every walk of life. Third gender people can do every work of the society and their identity is not a fascination for anyone today. Whenever there is a chance, some police, some doctors, some engineers stand up. Talking to the media, Pooja Sharma said that this style of displaying dance music in our art reflects our culture, but the third gender society is an integral part of the society from the very beginning. The Community was connected with the mainstream even in the time of the (Mughal period), but after the arrival of the British government, the face of the society changed and the Transgender community society completely cut us and gave us separately, but separate in the society, but we are an integral part of the society and when We will stand when society needs us. We should also get all those fundamental rights which the people of third gender society have not got till now, which men and women have got. In this Pride Parade, mainly due to the Corona pandemic, the pandemic in which Third gender has faced problems in the society in the past, it was also highlighted and it was said that through this Pride Parade, those people in society, We also want to tell to all the people that in the global pandemic, the way the government and administration paid special attention to men and women, we also need to pay attention to them. The pandemic may happen again in the coming times. But for the third gender, there are not many facilities for the society yet, on which the government and administration as well as the society need to think. Along with this, many people shared their life struggles in this Pride Parade. The pride parade ended near Premchand Rangshala where the Kinnar Mahotsav was organized by Dostanasafar Organization. In this Pride Parade, basically it was told to the people of the society that in the society, along with men, women, there are LGBTIQHA+ + communities in the society, all those communities are equal. Neither male, nor female nor third gender society has any difference between these three. The way men and women have social as well as constitutional facilities and rights, in the same way people of third gender society should also get all these rights. With this objective, Pride Parade 2022 ended and Kinnar Mahotsav 2022 organized by Dostanasafar Organization at Premchand Rangshala started. The highlights of the Pride Parade were transgender actress Pooja Sharma from Mumbai and social activist Meera Parida, who said that our importance in society is as much as men and women make us understand that we are also human and greater than humanity. And nothing happens. The way men and women have the right to live equally in society, in the same way we should also get the same rights to the people of third gender society. Whether it is about housing or whether it is about education, whether it is about employment. We are ready to work in any field. If you give us opportunity then we can work in every walk of life. Third gender people can do every work of the society and their identity is not a fascination for anyone today. Whenever there is a chance, some police, some doctors, some engineers stand up. Talking to the media, Pooja Sharma said that this style of displaying dance music in our art reflects our culture, but the third gender society is an integral part of the society from the very beginning. The king was connected with the mainstream even in the time of the Maharaja, but after the arrival of the British government, the face of the society changed and the society completely cut us and gave us separately, but separate in the society, but we are an integral part of the society and when We will stand when society needs us. We should also get all those fundamental rights which the people of third gender society have not got till now, which men and women have got. In this Pride Parade, mainly due to the Corona pandemic, the manner in which each gender has faced problems in the society in the past, it was also highlighted and it was said that through this Pride Parade, those people in society We also want to tell to all the people that in the global pandemic, the way the government and administration paid special attention to men and women, we also need to pay attention to them. The pandemic may happen again in the coming times. But for the third gender, there are not many facilities for the society yet, on which the government and administration as well as the society need to think. Along with this, many people shared their life struggles in this Pride Parade. The pride parade ended near Premchand Rangshala where the Kinnar Mahotsav was organized by Dostanasafar Organization. In this Pride Parade, basically it was told to the people of the society that in the society, along with men, women, there are lgbtiqha + communities in the society, all those communities are equal. Neither male, nor female nor third gender society has any difference between these three. The way men and women have social as well as constitutional facilities and rights, in the same way people of third gender society should also get all these rights. With this objective, Pride Parade 2022 ended and Kinnar Mahotsav 2022 organized by Dostanasafar Organization at Premchand Rangshala started.
Kinnar Mahotsav 2022 was organized by Dostanasafar Organization and Art, Culture and Youth Department, District Administration, Government of Bihar. The Kinnar Mahotsav 2022 was at Premchand Rangshala where the Kinnar community was urged to get their basic rights along with their problems through dance and music. Thanking this program of the government of Bihar, Reshma Prasad, and president of Dostanasafar told the importance of this festival. The Kinnar Mahotsav was postponed for 2 years due to the Corona global pandemic, but I express my thanks to the Department of Art, Culture and Youth for starting it again, as well as to all those who supported me in organizing the Kinnar Mahotsav again. Kinnar Mahotsav is not just a festival for us but a beginning for which our third gender community has fought a long battle. This year the Kinnar Mahotsav was very special as the flash mob was done by the members of the Bromance Club and the same art exhibition was also organized this time by Ankita Monet at the Kinnar Mahotsav. Ankita kept the problems of LGBT community in front of the society by keeping her art exhibition. Artists of the Kinnar community not only from Bihar but also from other places of India participated in the Kinnar Mahotsav this time. Kinnar Mahotsav was special this time for many reasons, out of which Mumbai-based artist Pooja Sharma pleased people with her dance, while Big Boss fame artist Sushant diveaker allies Rani Kohinoor forced people to dance with her live music concert. Gave. Jhijhiya and Sama-Chakewa, the traditional dance styles of Mithalanchal were also presented by the inmates of Garima Greh. This entire program was hosted by the counsellor of Garima Garima Greh, AnuPriya Singh, she told how we faced financial crisis and hunger in the last 2 years during Corona. Had faced, dostanasafar organization helped us by distributing ration. Bharat Padmashree Majnama Jogathy also told among the people with her dance style that even in South India, the third gender society presents its culture and traditions in a different form. Simultaneously, on behalf of Reshma Prasad Dostanasafar, She said that it is a matter of pride for us that this program has been run by the Government of Bihar and by the Department of Art Culture and we have been given such a big initiatives so that third gender can also be done. We can spread a new shade in the society and by connecting with the mainstream of the society, we can work in every field. It is a matter of pride for us that transgender people have come in large numbers. Ravenna Behera and Meera Parida also captivated with their poems. In her poems, she told how the third gender community is discriminated against. From her birth till her entire biography, her entire biography is full of troubles and the social always sees her outside while she herself is an integral part of the society. If you take third in the society. If the society is adopted, then she too can do every work and can stand as an example for the society. Kinnar Mahotsav 2022 was concluded with all these colourful programs. Art Culture Minister said that this is a great example. Bihar today is an example in front of the whole country in the way in which the third society along with men and women is standing eternal and stunned with their rights along with their actions. The people of all those other small states should also come together and in the fight for their identity in the society, they should become a new example by talking to the government. At the end of the program Reshma Prasad Secretary of Dostanasafar thanked all the visiting guests and people of transgender LGBT community and presented congratulations and thanks to everyone for making the Kinnar Mahotsav 2022 a success.
A sensitization meeting was held on 17th May 2022 with the District Program Officer and District Education Officer of all the districts of Bihar in association with NISD (National Institute of Social defense) and Dostanasafar Organization. This sensitization meeting was hosted by the representative of NISD, SATVIK first introduced himself and said that I am a transman person and how I have made a mark in my life by battling social and family problems. I have faced many difficulties in the fight for my identity. Whether it is my studies, whether it is where I want to work. Everywhere I face problems just because of being a TRANSMAN. But the time has come to give a new dawn to all the transgender community living in Bihar. It is time to accept them in a new way in society and in educational places, today we will talk a little bit about gender and know what are the complications due to which problems are arising, Garima Greh which is India There is a shelter home of the government and the state government, we will also talk about that today's meeting will be presented by Reshma Prasad of Dostanasafar. Dostanasafar Secretary Reshma Prasad thanked the District Program Officer and District Education Minister of all the districts involved in the meeting. Along with this, Garima Greh counselor Anupriya Singh was also a part of this meeting. He was also introduced to all the District Program Officers and District Education Officers. He told that for the first time in Bihar, transgender Shelter Home named Garima Gaya. It is being run by the Government of Bihar and National Institute of Social Defense, in which Chand Inter children are doing skill development course. He is studying and trying to make a new identity in the society. Today we are going to talk to you guys in all these contexts as well as a lot of small problems that come when we meet someone of a transgender identity in the community and they have document related problems or there are problems related to District Education Officer. Going to discuss all the problems. First of all we will talk about gender, what is gender after all? Young people who identify Questioning (LGBTIQ+) are among the most marginalised and excluded members of society. They are particularly vulnerable to stigma, violence and discrimination, due to their real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Legal challenges, combined with gender inequality, harmful social norms and practices towards people who identify as LGBTIQ+ fuels stigma, discrimination and violence, often to an extreme level. Challenges related to identifying as LGBTIQ+ often combine with other factors of exclusion, such as age, race, and religion, making gender inequality and exclusion often worse for LGBTIQ+ youth. Reshma Prasad said that by looking at the genitals of any person, we cannot identify his gender because gender is not in anyone's genitals, but its connection is directly mental. In this way, 55 types of sexuality have been identified. But it is very difficult to say whether a person who seems to be a man in seeing you, considers himself a man from inside or not, the identity of a person should be both mentally and physically. If he is physically something else, then it is not necessary that he should be his identity, but the identity of himself mentally will be his own. Giriraj sir on behalf of National Institute of Social Defence also attended this meeting and he said that it is not right anywhere to discriminate against transgender persons. With the passage of time our society is becoming aware now. Now the time has come not to discriminate against human powers both academically and socially. Especially in a government institution or in a place where there is a need to connect transgender persons, there is absolutely no right to discriminate against transgender persons. We are talking about the people of transgender man and women community who work in many different ways to earn their livelihood in everyday life, who do not have things like education, housing, employment which is a backward section of our society. Right now all of us should get information about all these things at the department level and the entire team of NISD will help you all. Discussion about Transgender protection Act 2019. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 is an act of the Parliament of India with the objective to provide for protection of rights of transgender people, their welfare, and other related matters. In the training of District Education Officer and District Program Officer being held at the district level of Bihar state, many District Program Officers put their point of view and they said that if the work we are doing at the district level will be done at the block level then it will be more would be even better. It would be great if NISD sends one of its representatives to the block level to train them because the lack of information about transgender persons is seen everywhere. If we want to change something, then we have to spread awareness among people about what gender is, what is their sexuality, how can we determine someone's identity. We will need to get information that how can us give a new mirror to the society in which they can understand and understand the problems related to all these issues of gender equality. Satwik, the representative of NISD, ended the meeting by expressing his thanks to everyone, as well as Reshma Prasad, Secretary of Friendly Travels, also thanked all the District Education Officers and District Program Officers of Bihar district as well as all those people who participated in this meeting. Add and provide your valuable time.
The Consultation meeting was held on 1st June 2022 formulate the Sustainable and Inclusive Development Policy for informal settlements (Slums)in Bihar, in which people working in different fields registered their participation, while inmates living in Garima Greh also attended this Consultation meeting where people kept his word. There is some important topics which has discussed in the meeting below here………… New urban Agenda and government of India commitments. Achieving the SDGs by ensuring the rights of the urban poor in Bihar. Building resilient urban communities. Trends in Urbanization and informal settlements in Bihar also discuss about situation of women and marginal groups. Gender Budgeting in urban local Bodies. Informal Settlements and LGBTIQA+ rights. Governance and accountability in urban health care. Issues of Food security, social security, Housing for urban poor and homelessness in urban India. Discussion about Youth Gender, Centre for social equality and inclusion Patna. Basically, all these points were discussed in the consultation meeting of policy making, especially the slums in Patna, Bihar were given a lot of emphasis. What are the problems of the people living in slums and how are they constantly battling these problems due to which the government is not able to work properly, we are developing a policy-making program by taking a complete framework, in which People living in slums have all the facilities marginalized community, in which LGBT and also those who are marginalized persons can get their rights and can live in that place with perfection. Along with this, the development of slums in cities was also discussed, sometimes due to natural calamity, sometimes in search of some business, sometimes due to things like hunger, people migrate from the village to the city and slums develop. We should develop the policy for the development of cities in such a way that our slums can become an example of beauty and not make our identity as a dirt and undeveloped place. There is a need to pay more attention especially to the people of the marginalized community because this society comes from the beginning of the backward classes that in places like slums, they do not have a safe place where they can sit and solve their problems. Even today, people of marginalized community, especially people of LGBT community, are traveling due to these small problems due to these small problems. In what way do we put such things in our policy-making for the slums that we belong to the marginalized community? They can take all these facilities and represent themselves in things like social acceptance with them because they neither have a normal family nor they have a fixed employment. Talking on Gender Budgeting, Dostanasafar Secretary Reshma Prasad said that we all know that the problems which are especially gender based are that the third gender society has small needs like toilets, a community space where you can sit and talk. There is a community building, all those things are needed by the community which they do not get. We often see that in slums, things like dirt are not given special attention, neither there is electricity nor there are such situations where especially transgender community can get themselves out of these problems and live in a good way. . We pay attention to small things and tell us that when it comes to gender budgeting, especially the people of third gender society should be given place in it and their problems should also be given special attention. Only then will we be able to do a good policy-making, which will set a new example in our society and our country. The Inmates of Garima Greh also participated in the consultation meeting being organized by UNFPA and IGSSS team. She also spoke specifically on things like gender budgeting, how we come from the marginalized community and what problems we have to face. We have to be away from our family and after that when we go to slums, neither have we got a clean life there nor do we get any employment. In what way is the third gender community still battling with all these problems and it should also be said about the marginalized social acceptance in things like policy-making that it should not be only that by providing facilities and keeping us in a separate category. Rather, we should also cooperate with men and women in building this new society. Anupriya Singh (counselor of Garima Greh) also kept the problems and solutions of youth and gender, she told how important it is that it comes in small problems. All those things need to be worked on. Whether it is slums, whether it is a separate toilet, community space for the transgender community, if it is a matter of slums policy before today, no one has done such a good consultation on community problems in slums, I thank UNFPA and IGSSS team.
About Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) is a non-profit organization working with the mandate for a humane social order based on truth, justice, freedom, and equity. Established in 1960, IGSSS works for the development, capacity building and enlightenment of the vulnerable communities across the country for their effective participation in development. With its presence across India, IGSSS has set its thematic focus on promoting sustainable livelihood, building climate-resilient communities and livelihood systems, energizing the youth as change–makers, protecting lives, livelihood and assets from the impact of disasters, and advocating for the rights of urban poor. Gender and Youth are underlining themes across all our interventions. The sensitization Meeting was held on 26/06/2022 at GarimaGreh Patna. The main purpose of sensitization was aware the Gender Identity and community Strengthening. Today's workshop was hosted by IGSSS and Dostanasafar Organization. Keep a sensitization program organized by Dostanasafar Organization in this workshop in Dostanasafar and Inmates of Garima Greh their participated. They shared their fight for gender equality. At the same time, she made people aware of the identity of her gender, in which way like men and women in the society, we people of third gender society are equal to all those rights, which are available to men and women. We also need to get out of ration, employment, education, housing, health, all these basic problems, but neither government nor family is accepted to us, we have been thrown out of the house and after that we fight for our gender identity after facing many kinds of torture and troubles. How difficult is it taking a small child out of the house and then begging and eating dirty food on the streets? Due to lack of awareness people never understand our problems and our needs, but it is most important that if we are not able to find issues then how we address them. We should first ask the person in front of him whether I can call you by the address of man or woman and after that if his answer comes of address of woman or address of man, then only address him. We often make small mistakes that we never talk about, but these small mistakes make us aware of things like discrimination in this pick somewhere. We don't like it if I consider myself a woman. If I have the identity of a woman, then any person should call me by male address or treat me in the manner of a man. I am a woman, so it is natural that I would like to be addressed like a woman, so we can never understand all these problems. Screening video of gender define subject with the help of projector , inmates living in Garima Greh put their struggles of life in front of the people of IGSSS and told that we are not different then why society does not consider us as our own.