Transgender Student Ananya Crowned Miss Fresher At BHU

Transgender Student Ananya Crowned Miss Fresher At BHU

Ananya, a transgender student, breaks barriers and fosters inclusivity as she is crowned Miss Fresher at BHU's Hindi department.

Siksha MUpdated: Wednesday, December 27, 2023, 11:47 PM IST
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Breaking barriers and fostering inclusivity, Banaras Hindu University's (BHU) Hindi department has taken a significant step towards acceptance and diversity by admitting Ananya, a transgender student. This progressive move signifies a positive shift in societal norms and challenges the prevailing stigma faced by the transgender community.

Ananya was recently honored as Miss Freshers at the department's freshers' party, signaling an increasing inclusivity of the transgender community within the academic institution.

Ananya, a native of Assam, is a dedicated student in the 2023-2025 MA program, diligently attending classes. Her admission to the Hindi department not only reflects her dedication to education but also signifies a courageous step in challenging societal norms.

Ananya's story sets a positive trend as the transgender community strives for recognition and acceptance in society. This follows the footsteps of Noor Shekhawat, the first transgender student enrolled at Maharani College, Rajasthan University, and the University of Kerala's policy to support transgender students, aiming to eliminate social discrimination.

Ananya was chosen as the winner of the Miss Freshers title at the freshers' party hosted by the Hindi department.

Ananya was chosen as the winner of the Miss Freshers title at the freshers' party hosted by the Hindi department. | Image Credit - The Mooknayak.

The Maharashtra state government's recent initiative, urging public universities to cover full tuition fees for transgender students, further encourages their enrollment in various educational institutions.

As reported by The Mooknayak, beyond academia, members of the transgender community have made significant contributions in various fields, breaking stereotypes and creating a more inclusive society. The strides made by individuals like Prithika Yashini, Sathyasri Sharmila, Joyita Mondal, and Shanta Khurai underscore the positive changes and the enabling atmosphere provided to those once stigmatized.

As Ananya embarks on her academic journey at BHU, her admission stands as a beacon of hope for greater inclusivity, acceptance, and equal opportunities for the transgender community in educational institutions across the country, according to The Mooknayak.

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