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  • 07 Dec 2023
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For the 1st time in the country, a transgender was made a senate member in Patna University

Why in News?

According to information received from the media on December 6, 2023, Bihar Governor and Chancellor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has nominated transgender Reshma Prasad as a member of the Senate of Patna University.

Key Points

  • Reshma Prasad is the first transgender to become a senate member in any university in the country.
  • She has been nominated for three years.
  • If Reshma Prasad becomes a member of the Senate, the problems of transgenders in the field of higher education will come to the fore.
  • Reshma Prasad, a resident of the capital Patna, has been working for years for the educational, social and economic upliftment of transgenders through her social organisation Dostana Safar.
  • Due to his efforts, the Central Government has established Garima Grih for transgenders in Khagaul, Patna, where shelterless transgenders live.

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