Bengaluru: The transgender community has expressed their immense happiness to have met with PM Narendra Modi on International Yoga Day celebrations yesterday. They were part of the functions arranged in the Mysore Palace Ground Karnataka, chaired by the PM. 15 people from the community had joined the function.
Pranathi and Afsari, two members from the community, have said that it was great joy for them to attend the function with the PM who appears on the television very often but not seen in person so far. It is for the first time the community is getting a chance to share a platform with the Prime Minister and such initiatives will give good insights to people about the transgender community, they added.
They said this is a milestone in their life and they strongly believe that the Prime Minister will introduce different schemes to uplift the community.
“We are in great joy. We never expected such a chance to perform yoga with the Prime Minister. People look at us with contempt. We are very happy to get invited to the International Yoga Day Celebrations with the PM. For this, we had practiced yoga and special training was given”, said Pranti Prakash, a transgender.
“This is a unique day for us. We faced several crises and difficulties during the outbreak of Covid 19 and we survived with the help of PM’s free ration scheme. The free vaccine drive introduced by the PM actually helped the nation to bring down the spread of the pandemic. We feel really proud to participate in today’s programme chaired by the PM.” Said Nisha, another transgender.
On behalf of the 75th Independence Day celebrations, the 8th International Yoga Day celebrations were organised by 75 Union ministers in 75 different centres. Along with 200 differently abled and 100 orphaned children, 15,000 people participated in the celebrations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mysore.