Sanjana Singh, a transgender woman, has been recruited as the Personal Secretary (PS) to Krishna Gopal Tiwari, Director, Department of Social Justice and Disabled Welfare (DSJDW), Madhya Pradesh government.
As per the ANI report, Sanjana who actively takes part in all social events in the city has become the first transgender in the state to get a government job. In fact, she has set a great example for the transgender community.
The 36-year-old transgender was recruited on March 1 by Gopal Tiwari. She has also been appointed a ‘legal volunteer of the District Legal Authority’, and a member of the Lok Adalat, where she will hear the ‘pending cases’ with the judge.
Talking to ANI, Sanjana said: “Tiwari Ji has taken a good step. In the coming days, the people of our community will get better opportunities. If our community is given enough opportunities, we can do a lot for the society.”
“This is a small change. In the future, there will be bigger changes,” she added while asking reservation for the transgender community in government jobs.
“If the reservation can be provided to others, then why not to us?” she asked, highlighting that there was a need to create and spread awareness in the society about transgenders.
“If the society does not accept us, we will not be able to break our barriers,” she concluded.