The Assam Kaziranga University

The first of its kind in Assam, a tea stall run by transgender people has opened on the premises of the Kamrup district Deputy Commissioner’s office.

The All Assam Transgender Association (AATA) takes the initiative to better the lives of transgender people in Assam.

The stall, called ‘Trans Tea Stall,’ was established on the initiative of the All Assam Transgender Association, a forum for the state’s transgender communities.

The Association’s founder, Swati Bidhan Baruah, described it as a small step toward transgender empowerment.

“We want to provide livelihood support to transgender who often faces discrimination and harassment while looking for options to earn their livelihoods,” said Baruah, who is a lawyer.

The stall, which is maintained by two transgender members of the association with the assistance of two helpers, will begin with tea, snacks, and some other packaged food products, and will subsequently expand based on consumer feedback.

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