Cyberabad Police Induct Transgender Candidates, Launch Skill Development Program

Cyberabad police commissionerate in Hyderabad was filled with rainbow flags on Monday. To mark the Pride Day, the force also welcomed some transgender candidates into its fold and launched a skill development program called TRANSFORM.

The celebration event was attended by more than 150 people from the LGBTQ+ community. Police commissioner VC Sajjanar said he hoped that everyone could enjoy a life of dignity and self-respect, a message which gains more relevance on the occasion of Pride Day. He also informed that Cyberabad police had launched a transgender helpline in 2020, the first-of-its-kind initiative in the country. 

Talking about TRANSFORM, Sajjan said that it would provide skill and entrepreneurship training to people from the transgender community. He also informed the gathering that the Telangana government is taking care of transgender citizens, and has also requested all its departments to do their bit. 

Sajjanar urged the community to take full advantage of the training provided under TRANSFORM as a first step towards becoming financially independent. Refering to the Transgender Desk of the department, the commissioner said it helps in enrolment of transgender individuals in the National Transgender Portal, conducts awarenes programs and aims to step in to help every transgender person lead a dignified life, away from the need to indulge in criminal or immoral activites.

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