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Inauguration of Amrit Shakti Empowerment Center for Transgenders in Delhi

June 13th, 2024: Delhi celebrated a milestone in the empowerment of transgender individuals with the inauguration of the new Amrit Shakti “Empowerment of Transgenders” Center in Vani Vihar, Uttam Nagar. The event was graced by Swami Nijamritanda Puri, Administrative Director of Amrita Hospital, Faridabad.

The ceremony marked the culmination of rigorous training programs for transgender individuals. Graduates of the Beauty Therapist and Self-Employed Tailor courses received their certificates from Swami Nijamritanda Puri and Dr. Bhavani Rao. Ms. Piya Kapoor, Head of Transgender Groups, expressed heartfelt gratitude to Amma for the life-changing opportunities provided.

The Center for Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality (CWEGE) at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham recently trained 40 transgender individuals through the SANKALP (Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion) and AVSAR (MSDE) projects. These participants have since established two AmritaSree business groups specializing in Beautician and Tailoring services.

Looking ahead, the Center plans to offer advanced courses in Professional Makeup, Nail Art, and Fashion Designing to further hone their skills. Additionally, these skilled groups will extend their knowledge by training new batches of marginalized students of all genders, amplifying the center’s impact on the community.

Ms. Kapoor lauded the initiative, highlighting its role in uplifting the lives of transgender individuals and fostering inclusivity. This center stands as a beacon of hope and progress, promoting sustainable livelihoods and gender equality.

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