A transgender student of Panjab University (PU), Dhananjay Chauhan, has been invited by the Canadian authorities to have dinner with the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi, a university official said here. Dhananjay Chauhan alias Dhananjay Mangalmukhi is the first transgender student of the Department of Human Rights and Duties at Panjab University, Chandigarh. The invitation had been extended by Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India. The dinner will be held in Delhi on February 22.”Dhananjay has been working hard to alleviate the plight of transgenders and is also a founder of NGO Saksham Trust,” Swarnjit Kaur, Coordinator, Centre for Human Rights and Duties (U.I.E.A.S.S), PU said in Chandigarh on Monday. Only last year, 47-year old Dhananjay scored a first division in the second year of her post-graduate course in Human Rights and Duties, says a report by Hindustan Times.
Her father who is a retired peon from a government department in Chandigarh returned to their ancestral home in Uttarakhand. On learning Dhananjay’s bodily changes, her parents wanted her to leave Chandigarh as “the family wanted to avoid the shame back home”.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who arrived in New Delhi last week is on an eight-day visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. The visit is aimed at further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in key areas of mutual interest trade and investment, energy, science and innovation, higher education, infrastructure development, skill development, and space, a ministry statement said.
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