The Third Gender

Never saw them in a schools uniform, never saw them in any family gatherings, never saw them in a doctor’s uniform, never saw them in a police uniform, never saw them as a teacher. Never ever saw them in any respectable place. Why??

The first time I saw them was on TV begging for money from people trains and clapping and taking money from homes where a child in newly born.And the first time I really saw them was on a train begging for money. What alternative they would have when their own parents left them?

I have seen children mocking school boys who had slightly feminine facial attributes. How would these type of kids would treat the third gender? I don’t think they would treat very well until these things are tought by their parents, schools and other elderly people to respect everyone as a person not as a gender.

In present day India many people are accepting their child if it’s of third gender unlike the past.But the situation isn’t that great for them.

Untill and unless they are given equal stature in society,they can never be uplifted. And by equal status , they should be seen by common people working in hospitals as doctors or nurses, as a police officer, as a scientist, as an software engineer and many more.

The day you find them sitting besides you in a cubicle or as a flight co- passenger or as an attendant. You would know they have really been uplifted in a true sense.

The day parents giving birth to a third gender do not sacrifice them out of shame. You would know that the third gender had really been uplifted.

According to news sources, university for transgender will be opening soon in Uttar Pradesh,India. That’s a great step ahead. Similarly, I hope someday they can study in same schools or universities with males and females without any embarrassment.

One of the fundamental rights for us is “Right to Equality”. Hope they would get equal opportunities one day and there would be no discrimination from any person anywhere.