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Transgenders to set up stall; in Chandigarh’s Rose Festival

It has been decided to allocate them special space at the Rose Festival that will be held from February 23 to 25.

Transgenders to set up stall; in Chandigarh’s Rose Festival

In a first, a special stall would be visible in the Chandigarh’s three day Rose Festival.

The stall will be set up by transgenders and this would also be an opportunity to spread awareness about themselves as well as their issues to visitors.

Mayor Davesh Moudgil termed it an attempt to mainstream the society.

It has been decided to allocate them special space at the Rose Festival that will be held from February 23 to 25.

The transgender population in Chandigarh is around 2,000.

The concept has been taken from the Chandigarh carnival held last year where the theme was Rainbow and a stall was given by the UT Administration to the transgenders to help the latter raise awareness about themselves and their issues.

There will also be a child helpdesk that will be set up with Women and Child Helpline (181) and Childline (1098) to provide support to parents, teachers in case of any emergency.

The team would also assist the police in case any child goes missing during the Rose Festival.

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