Pathao Food, a food delivery platform, has recruited 50 transgender people as deliverymen to mark the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.
On the occasion, Pathao in collaboration with Apex organised a programme styled "Freedom for All" in the capital's Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed park in Gulshan.
Prior to the recruitment, the authorities arranged a special training and workshop for them.
They were also presented with identity cards, T-shirts, smartphones, food bags and bicycles during the event on behalf of Pathao and Apex.
The organisers believe this job opportunity will provide the country with some hardworking people in the 50th anniversary of independence. Besides, being independent they will bring positive changes in their lives through respectable income.
Attending the programme, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam praised the initiative that was introduced under the slogan "With altogether, Dhaka for all, Health and Modern Dhaka."
He said the Dhaka North City Corporation was always beside transgender people and that it will continue to support them in future in case of skill development and employment.
Announcing solidarity with the event, Atiqul Islam added, "Freedom belongs to everyone. Those who are employed as foodmen today will take part in various activities including driving in the future."
Pathao President Fahim Ahmed said, "I think the right way to celebrate the country's fiftieth year of independence is to do something for the people of the country and try to contribute to move the country forward. We are happy to have the opportunity to do something that goes with our ideology as a partner in this positive change."
Earlier in the first week of this month, Tasnuva Anan Shishir joined Boishakhi TV as the first transgender news presenter in the country. She appeared as a news presenter on 8 March.
TransEnd was the communication partner of this project where they trained 50 transgender people.