Dhaka, 17 September, Abnews: A five-member delegation of the transgender community met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in order to express their gratitude to her for recognising them as the “third gender”.
On Sunday, transgender (hijra) Abida Islam Moyuri led the team at the meeting held at the PM’s Sangsad Bhaban office.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
The secretary said the meeting with the premier was an emotional one.
He said, when in an emotional voice, Moyuri asked if PM Sheikh Hasina would accept her as her own child, the Prime Minister replied, “Yes, you’re my child.”
Extending their thanks to the Prime Minister for recognising transgender people as the third gender, Moyuri said no government in the past worked for their welfare.
PM Sheikh Hasina then encouraged them to work for society.
The government extended different welfare services for the transgender people and ensured their rights to stay with their families, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in her meeting.
The delegation works for the welfare of the transgender people in Jalamlpur district under the banner of ‘Siri Samaj Kalyan Sangstha’.