Rajshahi DC backs creating jobs for hijra community
During a discussion programme with the hijracommunity in Rajshahi on Saturday, the district's Deputy Commissioners offered jobs to two members of the community.
The meeting was organised by Diner Alo Hijra Songho, a non-government development organisation at the conference room of Rajshahi District Commissioner's office.
Speaking as the chief guest, Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil said, "We have to ensure education and human rights for all communities to take the nation forward. If needed, we have to set up separate educational institutions to reach the hijra community."
While talking to the members, he said, the administration will reach hijras in Rajshahi and arrange employment for them according to their qualifications.
During the discussion, deputy commissioner Abdul Jalil instantly offered jobs to two members of the community, one as computer operator and the other as office assistant.
He said they will get a monthly stipend for the district administration office until the jobs are permanently approved. They will be joining from March 1.
He also requested the police and other agencies to create employment opportunities for them.
Abdul Jalil said, a project has been submitted to the government to acquire one acre of land in city's Kashiadanga area to set up a housing and training centre for hijra community in Rajshahi.
The programme was organised in collaboration with Manusher Jonno Foundation and funded by Global Affairs Canada.
Mohona Moin, president of Diner Alo Hijra Songho presided over the programme.