For the first time, the college under the University of Delhi, Kalindi College transgender cell is formed. The cell will educate students about transgender community issues and spread awareness.
The visit of the former principal of Sri Aurobindo College (Evening), Prof Namita Rajput reinforced the college to take this initiative. The existing Principal of Kalindi College, Naina Hasija said, “Gradually, our society is accepting the community. Therefore, we must educate our students through the Kalindi College transgender cell.
Further, she said, “Prof Namita Rajput visit to our college for talk. She said to me that she had invited a transgender person for a talk. However, several teachers were against of event. Later, more than half of the teachers got emotional after listening to the story of a transgender person. As a result, they regretted and apologized to Namita and the speaker.”
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OVER 300 STUDENTS REGISTER TO KALINDI TRANSGENDER CELL
Many teachers have joined the cell. Moreover, over 300 students registered for it. The college is holding webinars for five days. During webinars, people from the transgender community talk about their stories.
Further, Naina Hasija said, “There are two different things that come to our mind while thinking of this community. Firstly, they come to dance at weddings. Second, the community involves in begging. So, there is a need to sensitize students about it. We have 4000 women students with 200 staffers. Accordingly, a considerable number of students we have, and we are capable to educate them.”
KALINDI COLLEGE SIGNS MEMORANDUM WITH NAZARIYA
The college signs the Memorandum of Understanding with Nazariya. Nazariya is the not-for-profit queer feminist resource group. It will conduct counseling sessions for students.
Regarding this, Hasija told that representatives from Nazariya will counsel students. It will give them encourage them to talk about their gender identity and more to their parents.