Pakyong, February 03 ( IPR): District Level One-Day Awareness and Sensitization Programme on ‘Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019’, Rule 2020, was organized today by the Social Justice and Welfare Department, Government of Sikkim, Transgender Protection Cell (Pakyong), in collaboration with Equity Cell, IQAC cell- Sikkim Government College Rhenock, and Rainbow Hills Welfare Association (NGO) at Rhenock Government College.
The program seeks to recognize the identity of transgenders and prohibit discrimination in the fields of education, employment, healthcare, holding or disposing of property, holding public or private office and access to and use of public services and benefits.
The primary objective of the program was to promote Transgender Rights and Visibility in the State so that Transgender Persons can avail the benefits offered by various Government Provisions in the State.
Schemes such as Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise (SMILE) and National Transgender Portal were discussed at length.
The program had the presence of the SDPO Rongli, SHO, Principal Government College, Rhenock, Social Welfare Officer, AD Rhenock and Resource Person from Rainbow Hills Welfare Association along with faculty and students of the Government College Rhenock.