Students launch food truck run by transgenders
Coimbatore: A 'food truck', run by three transgender cooks, will call at city colleges in an initiative aimed at increasing the acceptance of the third gender by society, especially the younger generation.
Christened "Trans Pride", the truck, an initiative by students of a private college, would be on the rounds for a fortnight offering yummy food items prepared by the three transgenders.
Tasneem a social activist with over 15 years of cooking experience, Suchitra, an expert in Indian cuisine and Yamini would prepare items such as sandwiches, frankies, burgers, pakodas, biriyani and juices in the fully equipped truck for sale.
The truck was flagged off by Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) Joint Correspondent Shankar Vanavarayar and Rotary Coimbatore Central President N Damodharan today.
A team of KCT students would go along with the truck and make arrangements.
Stressing the need for giving greater opportunities to transgenders in all sectors, including education, he lauded the students for their initiative to solve social problems.
Damodharan said the Rotary was glad to support this initiative of students to make the society more inclusive and would follow up it by making it a successful commercial venture in the days to come.