A private institute located in Noida has set up a gender-neutral toilet after its sole transgender student highlighted the problem to choose between the specific gender restroom for women and men. Koushik Hore, a resident of West Bengal is a post-graduate student at Indian School of Development Management (ISDM), Hore quoted;
"I took up the problem with the institution's management to resolve my conflict of choosing between the men's and women's toilets."Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) has claimed that their institute is probably the first time an educational institute in India had taken such an initiative. As per institute's claim toilet can be used by anybody regardless of their gender, the officials said. ISDM founder Gaurav Shah quoted;
Following Koushik's request, the idea was conceptualised four months ago and it was implemented in three to four weeks. We are sensitising people on the usage of the toilet as hygiene is of utmost importance.Urging other educational institutes to set up gender-neutral toilets, Hore said that he feels this is a "broader way of looking at the issue". He added;
Gender-neutral toilets are more inclusive and give relief to people of the third gender. Such measures would make people more comfortable, than having separate toilets for each gender.
news courtesy: indiatoday