You might have witnessed several youth and cultural festivals or might have organised such festivals too. Watching boys and girls performing , exhibiting the art, and proclaiming their spirit is usually a regular vision.
On this 23rd June , Bihar is going to spot one another cultural festival with the same energy , art and culture display, soothing performances and a deep message inside- Promoting art and Culture of Transgender Community.
Youth Art and Culture Department, Bihar government has taken the initiative to organise ‘ Transgender Cultural Festival’. 2017 is the second attesting year of this cultural festival.
Shiv Chandra Ram , the Hon’ble Minister, Youth Art and Culture Department feels glad to promote the creativity and art of transgender group. The aim behind this carnival is to upgrade the transgender society of Bihar. Bihar government join hands with ‘Dostana Safar’ for the co- ordination of the whole programme in Patna.
Dostana Safar is a NGO by and for transgenders working on minorities issues. Dostana Safar has been organizing workshops from last three years to form transgenders from Bihar as good artists.
Reshma Prasad , Secretary of Dostana Safar talks about the cultural festival,
” Bihar has organised this cultural festival in 2016. In other states like Manipur , Maharashtra , West Bengal, Kerala and Delhi , transgenders have been working on art and culture from many years. They are learning and performing on various platforms. We are thankful to Our Minister Shiv Chandra Ram for creating the same platform in Bihar. Last year , Bengal’s Contemporary Performance was a huge hit , every media appreciated the effort. The performance was based on ‘ problems faced in Transgender lives’
Transgenders from Bihar are at the learning phase yet they are good at Bollywood Style seeking to learn other genres too. This year we have a troop form Bihar ‘ Trans Dancing group‘ which will share the stage with the teams from other states.”
The inventiveness to change the mindset of society forward about transgender. We are acquired with the thought that they can perform only at functions for money, to break the myths and overcome the ordeals, Transgender Cultural Festival is a great step.
PatnaBeats happily invites everyone to be the part and encourage the performers on 23rd June 2017 at Ravindra Bhawan , Patna from 6 pm to 9:45 pm.
Quote of the day:““You can change a body, but you can't change a soul. The heart wants what it wants.” ― Chris Colfer, Stranger Than Fanfiction