Mangalore, Aug 02, 2014: Thirty members belonging to the sexual minorities group were distributed Identity Cards while Pension Facility was distributed to four beneficiaries under Maithri Scheme at a function held in the city on August 1, Friday. The function was jointly organised by the District Administration, Department of Women and Child Development and Navasahaja Samudaya Sanghatane, Mangalore.
JR Lobo,MLA of Mangalore South, distributed the facility to the beneficiaries. Ivan D’Souza, MLC, A.B. Ibrahim, Deputy Commissioner and other officials were present.
The Navasahaja Samudaya Sanghatane (R) Mangalore has been functioning with the objective of the welfare and development of sexual minorities in Dakshina Kannada district. The organisation has around 1,672 registered members in the district.
As many as 35 beneficiaries from the community have been provided skill development training on behalf of the Karnataka State Women’s Development Corporation and Department of Women and Child Development. A financial aid of Rs 7 lakhs has also been extended to 20 members of SHGs and 15 sexual minorities for self-employment purposes.
The organisation is also striving to secure jobs to sexual minorities in accordance to their educational qualification through the Employment Exchange . It further works towards sanction of sites and houses to the needy.