Bhubaneswar, 06th June, 2016: An elegant observation of Savitri has been demonstrated by the eunuchs of Bhubaneswar organized by All Odisha Third Gender Welfare Trust. Sabitri Brata is a festive where married women fast and worship goddess Sabitri and Yamraj for the long life of their husbands. More than 30 transgender have worshiped their Guru as their husbands, up keeping the traditional trend that is generations old of paying reverence.
While the visibility of transgender people is increasing in popular culture and daily life, still they are facing severe discrimination, stigma and systemic inequality. Against all odds, these eunuchs have circulated a wonderful message to the normal people that faith is what it takes to survive and fight back.
Pratap Kumar Sahoo, President, All Odisha Third Gender Welfare Trust was present on the occasion and also imparted his blessing to them.