Kolkata: To showcase artworks of transgenders, the West Bengal government is planning to come up with an exhibition store this Durga Puja, a senior official said on Tuesday.
‘Sneho Nir’, the store on Gokhale Road near Rabindra Sadan, will exhibit and sell products made by transgender Self Help Groups (SHG) run by transgenders across West Bengal, the official said. “We are planning to open Sneho Nir this Durga Puja.
The store will exhibit as well as sell various products including handicrafts, food, junk jewelleries and several other hand-made products created by the transgenders,” the official added.
“At Sneho Nir, we are also trying to have counsellors to talk to women who are victims of social violence,” the official said.
The state government is also planning to sell these products online soon after the store starts operating. The state has formed a separate development board for the transgender community.