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National Council for Transgender Persons (NCTP) Convenes Crucial Meeting to Address Challenges

New Delhi: The National Council for Transgender Persons (NCTP) gathered for a pivotal meeting under the Chairmanship of Shri Saurabh Garg, Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC) today. The meeting delved into the multifaceted challenges faced by transgender individuals, with a comprehensive agenda covering education, life with dignity, health support, livelihood opportunities, and skill enhancement.

Specific concerns brought to the forefront encompassed the imperative need for unisex toilets, the establishment of shelter homes, distribution of Ayushman Cards, and the provision of GarimaGreh. In response, the Ministry expressed its unwavering commitment to addressing these issues, showcasing a proactive stance towards enhancing the well-being and societal recognition of transgender individuals.

A focal point of discussion revolved around the transgender portal, a visionary centralized platform aimed at streamlining access to resources and support services. This platform seeks to facilitate easy navigation for transgender individuals across various aspects of their lives. The meeting underscored the collective efforts required to overcome existing barriers hindering the complete realization of rights and opportunities for the transgender community. The Ministry reiterated its dedication to ensuring equitable inclusion and empowerment, stressing the ongoing importance of collaboration and dialogue.

The meeting witnessed active participation from senior officials representing various ministries, departments, and states, alongside esteemed members of the transgender community. Their valuable insights and perspectives enriched the discourse on critical matters, emphasizing the urgent need to address systemic challenges faced by the transgender population. The collective commitment expressed during the meeting reinforces the ongoing efforts towards fostering an inclusive and empowered environment for the transgender community.

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