Kolkata: Celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters, a group of transwomen from West Bengal observed ‘Bhai Dooj’ with street children here on Friday.
The ritual, also known as ‘Bhai-Phota’ in Bengal, is celebrated two days after Diwali when sisters travel to their brothers’ house and pray for their long life and prosperity.
The transwomen, all of the members of state-based Manabi Foundation, a welfare organisation for the transgender people, gathered near Kolkata’s Girish Park area on Friday afternoon and blessed the street kids by applying vermilion and sandal paste tilaks on their foreheads. (IANS)
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