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Posted at: Feb 20, 2018, 2:39 AM; last updated: Feb 20, 2018, 2:39 AM (IST)

PU transgender student to join Canadian PM for dinner

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 19

Dhananjay Chauhan, a transgender student of the Department of Human Rights and Duties, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has been invited by Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India, to a dinner-reception celebrating Canada-India ties on the occasion of the visit of Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, on February 22, at the residence of the High Commissioner of Canada.

Dhananjay, the student, has been working hard to alleviate the plight of transgenders and was also a founder of an NGO, Saksham Trust.

Swarnjit Kaur, coordinator, Centre for Human Rights and Duties, PU, said this, however, was not Dhananjay’s singular achievement.

Dhananjay’s association with the Centre dates back to approximately two years prior to admission to the master’s programme in 2016. At that time students interacted with Dhananjay as a president of Saksham Trust involved in rights of the transgender community.

After being on the rolls of the Centre, Dhananjay was invited to Netherlands in August 2016 to participate in a global meet on rights of transgender people.


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