Mentioning that the transgender community faces stigma and exclusion, he stressed that the provision of health services under AB-PMJAY is an important step towards an inclusive society. “It is only fitting that the MoU is being signed today at the Dr. Ambedkar International Center, as he has championed for an inclusive society with equality across all population groups of the country,” Mandaviya said.
Mandaviya stressed that the government is not only working decisively to recognize the rights of the transgender community but has also taken several steps for their welfare. He congratulated the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for taking several initiatives for the transgender community, be it “Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019”, Garima Griha, PM Daksha Program or other recent schemes/initiatives be.
Urging all sections of the society to join hands in the Government’s efforts for an inclusive society under the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘New India’, he said that the “underprivileged community can progress with dignity and self-reliance with the cooperation of “Government and”. Can society”.
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar said that with strong political will to implement this change, a transformational change is taking place in the country. He enumerated several steps taken by MoSJE to implement the package of five assurances: education, life with dignity, health support, livelihood opportunities and skill enhancement.
He said that these steps have been taken to ensure that marginalized and disadvantaged section of the population can emerge from restrictive social constructions by providing dignified life and livelihood.
The MoU was signed by Dr RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA) and R Subramaniam, Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment.