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Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

It’s a dream come true, says Bihar’s first transgender police sub-inspector | News from India

It’s a dream come true, says Bihar’s first transgender police sub-inspector |  News from India

PATNA: For Manvi Madhu Kashyap, it was a dream come true when she cleared a recruitment test and became the first transgender sub-inspector in the Bihar Police. After being rejected by several coaching centers for being transgender, Kashyap, who hails from a small village in Banka district, has finally made history.

“It’s like a dream come true for me. I’m incredibly grateful for every single person who has stood by me,” she told PTI video. But her journey doesn’t stop there. “I want to visit my village in a police uniform to convey the message that one can achieve anything through hard work and dedication,” Kashyap said.

She cleared the Bihar Police Subordinate Selection Board (BPSSC) exams, the results of which were declared on Tuesday. Apart from Kashyap, two other transgender people also cleared the test.

“I have to say that the road to my success has been full of challenges, especially due to my identity as a transgender woman. I faced numerous obstacles and discrimination. A lot needs to be done for the betterment of the transgender community,” said Kashyap.

She said that people from the transgender community can do a lot for society if given the opportunity. According to the 2011 census, the total number of transgender people in Bihar is 40,827.

“I visited several coaching centers in Patna to get admission for my preparations, but they all told me that my presence would disturb the atmosphere. It was very discouraging,” said Kashyap.

She said she is thankful to transgender activist ‘Reshma Prasad Madam’ and her teacher ‘Rahman sir’ for making her what she is now.

Reshma, founder secretary of Bihar-based NGO Dostanasafar, said, “Madhu’s success is a matter of celebration for the transgender community.”

“But I must say that the other two transgender people who were also selected for the same post must come forward and raise their voice for the betterment of the community. They (the other two) should also celebrate,” Prasad said , a member of the National Council for Transgender Persons (NCTP) in Delhi.

The NCTP, established in 2020 under the provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, is the statutory body of the Government of India, generally concerned with advising the Government on all policy matters affecting transgender people.

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