Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Dedicates India’s First Toilet for Transgenders


Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a grant of Rs. One lakh 50 thousand will be given by the State Government in addition to the grant being provided to the transgender by the Union Government for house construction under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Shri Chouhan was addressing the programme held to dedicate the toilet constructed for transgenders in Azad market near Ganpati Chowk, Mangalwara here today. He mentioned that transgenders’ panchayat will be organised shortly. Transgenders are respected citizens of India. The state government gives respect to them and the government will use their services in positive works.

CM Shri Chouhan stated that meaningful role of transgenders will be ensured in the society. Transgenders’ services will be used to communicate the message of cleanliness from door to door. Shri Chouhan mentioned that cooperation of transgenders should be taken also to eradicate malnutrition and to spread the message of Beti Bachao Abhiyan. He further said that the administration will be instructed to take stern action against the elements who defame transgender community. He also praised the initiative of the Municipal Corporation for showing sensitivity towards the transgenders. Displaying society’s and government’s respectful approach towards transgender community, Shri Chouhan honoured the representative of transgender community of Mangalwara Ustad Suraiyya Nayar and Pallavi Nayar of Budhwara presenting them bouquets and also gave them Swachhgraahi appointment cards.

Mayor Shri Alok Sharma said that the state government is sensitive towards all the sections of the society. With the same sentiments, the Municipal Corporation has made efforts to provide quality life to the transgenders. A public toilet has been constructed for them. At the initiative of the corporation, now transgenders have also been included in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Now Pucca houses wil be provided to them under the scheme.

It may be mentioned that Public utility center constructed by the municipal corporation is first toilet of the state and the country. Beside all the basic amenities, separate entrance gates have been provided for women, men, differently-abled persons and third gender in single premises.

Vande Matram and Vaisnavjan Bhajan was presented by Sushri Suhasini Joshi and her team in the programme. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Corporator Shri Sanjeev Gupta.

Member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar, MLA Shri Surendra Nath Singh, Chairman Bhopal Development Authority Shri Om Yadav, President Municipal Corporation Dr. Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Members of Council Shri Krishna Mohan Soni, Shri Dinesh Yadav besides other corporators, officers of the corporation, members of transgender community and citizens in large number were present in the programme.