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A project to provide a place for transgender artists in tourist destinations on the maps, says Minister R Bindu

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After inaugurating Varnapakittu, the state transgender art and cultural festival, the minister said the project will also provide remuneration to transgender people.

After inaugurating Varnapakittu, the state transgender art and cultural festival, the minister said the project will also provide remuneration to transgender people.

A special arrangement will be put in place at tourist destinations in the state to showcase the artistic talents of people from the transgender community, said Minister of Higher Education and Social Justice, R. Bindu.

The project will also ensure remuneration for transgender people, said the minister. She was speaking after the inauguration of Varnapakittu, the national transgender art and culture festival organized by the social justice department, in Thiruvananthapuram on October 15, 2022.

There is also a good response to the “Mazhavillu” program designed by the state to ensure the comprehensive development of the transgender community. The Department of Higher Education has also decided to provide a 2% reservation for transgender students in higher education institutions as part of an effort to integrate them into society.

It is the proclaimed policy of the state government to ensure social justice for the transgender community, said V. Sivankutty, Minister of General Education, who presided over the opening ceremony of the festival, which will end sunday.