Heterosexuals, transgender people or transgender people – whatever they are called, they are a neglected group in the society. Family-society-state is a picture of their deprivation and inequality at every level. Recognition of the third sex, the benefits of the right to vote, the creation of job opportunities, the construction of separate madrassas for them, the opportunities that have been created for them in various fields have been very slow. Again, this opportunity has been very effective and it has changed the lives of many, but not all. There is not a very promising picture of this population in our society. In such a situation, Tasnuva Annan Shishir and Nusrat Mau have risen in the water in their glory. On his own merits. Now they want to work for their community. Of course for the state and society.
Shishir is a girl from Bagerhat, Khulna. He has done Honors-Masters in Social Work from Government Tolaram College, Narayanganj. In addition, BRAC is doing another one-year Masters course in Public Health from the James P. Grant School of Public Health. Shishir is the first third gender woman to receive a scholarship from BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health. She is the first third gender woman to work as a newsreader in the 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence.
And Mau is the daughter of Laxmipur of Noakhali. Due to the financial difficulties of the family and the hostile environment, his education did not go well in Peru. The harsh and slanted remarks of the society have hurt him as much as it has broken his morale and his insistence to do something seems to have deepened him. His love for acting was already there. Tuktak has done some work on the stage. But he always wondered how and when a big opportunity would come in his life. After playing the main character in Rangana’s play ‘Ke Ami’, his thirst seems to have increased. From then on, he got the opportunity to act in an episode of Boishakhi Television serial drama ‘Chapabaj’.
Today, on International Women’s Day, Shishir will present her first news bulletin on Boishakhi Television. And the episode of the drama starring Mau will also be aired tonight.
Shishir and Mau both said that they did not grow up like other boys and girls when they were young. When you think back to those devastating and painful days, you still go inside. They have come to this position today after listening to the harsh words and comments of the people. Although they don’t think that something very big has happened, this achievement is very big for them.
Shishir told the morning paper, “I have never lost my morale.” I always felt like I had to survive. And I have to fight for it. I had to suffer financial hardship and food. But I believed that one day it would come; The day I get the value of my suffering. I was looking forward to that day. And I am trying to make myself worthy. The opportunity that Baishakhi Television has given me is a new milestone in my life. I think my responsibility has multiplied. He has a responsibility to do something for his community. You have to make yourself more qualified.
Expressing his feelings, Mau told Bhorer Kagoj, “I don’t know any language to express this joy.” I never thought I would get such a great opportunity. But I was always waiting for the opportunity to verify my qualifications. It’s nice to think about that opportunity. I don’t want anyone else to hurt me. I want every man to live with his self-respect and dignity.
Source: Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com.
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