The Kochi Metro project has been admirable for various reasons, and the most important of them is the boost given to women and transgender employees and the dream project that is making India proud. The Kochi Metro project has been inclusive in its hiring policy and has 23 transgender employed by the government agency, and they all have an important request for us. A Facebook video shared by Kerala Information shows the transgender employees at Kochi Metro, and they all request you to treat them as equal and accept them as a part of the community.
The 31-second video has a powerful message that will touch your soul and make you proud of the initiative taken by the government to finally give the transgender people in the city the rights that they deserve. Kochi Metro’s first phase was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17, 2017, and the project will have women and transgender people in the role of ticket counter management, housekeeping service, etc. The video shows a few of the 23 transgender staff coming forward and making a statement that will touch our heart.
The video begins with the transgender people asking if we are shocked to see them working in a government organisation and goes on to account everything that a transgender has faced by the majority of the crowd. The video highlights the shocking stares and goes on to say that they too have dreams and ambitions and makes one simple request, look at them as equals and part ways with the discriminating looks. The powerful video has more than 1.3 million views and has 28,258 shares already.
The video has gone viral on social media and has touched many hearts. The simplicity of the entire ad and the request for equality resonates what activists have been fighting for many years. Transgender have been devoid of their basic rights and have been seen as an outcast for a really long time. However, the Indian government has been taking various initiative to improve the state of living for transgender, and this move by the Kochi Metro is being applauded by one and all.