Kudumbashree's float during Onam celebrations stood out reflecting compassion Updated On 2017-09-13
The float presented by Kudumbashree Mission during the procession marking the end of Onam Celebrations 2017 stood out by reflecting Kudumbashree's compassion and committment towards the society.It was first time in the history that an All Women Metro was started. The float's theme was based on World's First All women Metro. Kudumbashree is the facility managing partner for all the services under Kochi Metro Rail Limited.
The association had wrote a new history by extending employment opportunities to transgender community thereby bringing them to the mainstream. 23 of them were appointed. They are given job in housekeeping, crowd management and customer relations. 780 Kudumbasree women were also employed in Kochi Metro Rail Limited on different jobs like ticketing, house-keeping, parking, gardening and customer care. The appointments are part of Kudumbashree's efforts at eradicating poverty and empowering women. Therefore, Kudumbashree created two records by being part of the first organisational tie up to give job opportunities for transgender community in a governmental organisation and for powering the first women run metro in the world.
Kudumbasree had taken care to include those who had become socially-backward due to several reasons. Those include the ones who were evicted for the Metro, those with dependent families without a regular income, victims of domestic torture and widows. Kudumbasree Mission is proud that these people have been assured of a regular income now.