For the first time in the history of Belagavi a special program was organized for the Transgenders of Belagavi city under the banner and sponsorship of Skill Development Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Department, Government of Karnataka in association with District Industries Centre, Belagavi.
A total of 32 self-employment aspirants of the transgender community attended the 3 days training where they were informed about the opportunities available in various industries which can make them self sufficient.
A session of counseling and motivation was also conducted to boost their confidence. An interactive session was held to understand their problems, views, and needs. Industrialists, bankers, businessmen and social activists of the city were also invited during the valedictory session who have appreciated the initiative and assured their support for them in whatever way possible.
After completion of the program, the transgenders walked out with much confidence and have decided to do something on their own to be self-sufficient. We wish them all the best in whatever they decide to start. Its the onus on the society also to look at them from a positive perspective and help them achieve their dreams.