Discrimination against the third gender has been one of the most obvious drawbacks of our society since the time immemorial. Though a number of country have taken concrete steps to bring about a major change in their society, a lot needs to be done in this respect in India. This latest move by the UGC may just be the beginning we need.
In a recent announcement, the apex body of universities in the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked colleges and schools the nation over to implement "gender champions" and incorporate transgender as third sex in their campus.
About a year back, the UGC had trained the institutes to delegate gender champions among students to cultivate parallel treatment for both the sexes on the grounds. The point was to accomplish gender correspondence in the instructive organizations. There was, be that as it may, no particular direction about the third sex.
An official communication from the secretary of the UGC, Jaspal Sandhu on April 5 has guided every one of the colleges and schools to include the third gender in the plan that advances dynamic investment of students.
According to a student, there were no particular insights accessible with the SUK about the exact number of third sexual orientation students and it is fascinating to perceive what number of really practice the alternative.
College authorities have sent the letter to the principals of every single subsidiary school to guarantee that the directions were taken after.
The commission had requested that schools and colleges to elect a student as gender champion in the campus.
"The consideration of transgender into the standard scholastics is a strong move by the UGC. I for one bolster it. We have to know the real significance of sexual orientation balance that likewise includes transgenders," said Abhishek Sant, an under-graduate.
"In spite of the fact that the UGC's drive is a decent move, its usage at school or the college level will be a testing undertaking," said Uttam Patil, who is likewise moving on from SUK.
A Shivaji University official said Sandhu's letter on August 3, 2015 had expressed that the UGC anticipated that gender champions would fortify the capability of boys and girls to support gender balance and screen progress towards sex equity and make a general public that is sex touchy and values girls and their rights. "It has now been changed with to incorporate the third sexual orientation," the authority said.