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Ayushmann Khurrana Empowers Transgender Community with 'Sweekar' Food Truck Initiative

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has recently inaugurated a food truck in Zirakpur, Chandigarh, which is dedicated to the transgender community. Named ‘Sweekar', the food truck symbolizes the significance of embracing the community in contemporary society. On Thursday, Ayushmann handed the keys of the Sweekar Food Trucks to the transgender community in Zirakpur, Chandigarh. Watch here: […]

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has recently inaugurated a food truck in Zirakpur, Chandigarh, which is dedicated to the transgender community. Named ‘Sweekar', the food truck symbolizes the significance of embracing the community in contemporary society.

On Thursday, Ayushmann handed the keys of the Sweekar Food Trucks to the transgender community in Zirakpur, Chandigarh.

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In a conversation with ANI, the ‘Andhadhun' actor highlighted the significance of inclusion and empowerment for the transgender community.
“This Food Truck has been inaugurated for a very special reason to encourage and include the trans community in society. It's a small step...more people who think about society and are sensitive towards it should come forward and help them. They (trans) are an invisible and underprivileged community in our country and this food truck is a kind of push to make them self-reliant and financially independent so that they can find a place in society,” the actor said.

Dhananjay Chauhan, a prominent transgender activist from Chandigarh and the first transgender student at Panjab University, who advocates for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, expressed gratitude to Ayushmann for his initiative.

“The definition of progress of a country can be measured in how empowered, self-reliant and protected every community feels. Ayushmann has always been a true supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community in India. He has done this through his brand of cinema, as well as in the way he lives his life or how he conducts himself on social media. Chandigarh is his home. So, it is really special that he has stepped forward to help the transgender community here,” she said.

“I strongly feel that we don't need anything special from society. We only need them to see us, hear us and accept us. A lot of us are educated, hardworking and just need work opportunities to prove our mettle. Ayushmann has given wings to our aspirations and encouraged us every step of the way. We are going to make this count,” she added.

Ayushmann recently appeared in the comedy-drama ‘Dream Girl 2'. The film, which starred Ananya Panday, Annu Kapoor, and Abhishek Banerjee in pivotal roles, achieved success.

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